Sclerodactyly in Systemic Scleroderma: Side View 2
Photo of Sclerodactyly in Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma) patient. Enlarged side view.
Property of International Scleroderma Network (ISN) Photo Repository. Donated to ISN by Sherrill Knaggs
The most classic symptom of systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is sclerodactyly. Initial symptoms include swollen hands, which sometimes progress to this tapering and claw-like deformity. Not everyone with scleroderma develops this degree of skin hardening. However, it is this symptom that has earned scleroderma the nickname of 'the disease that turns people to stone'.
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