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Photo 1 of Digital Ulcer from Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)

Author: Shelley Ensz. Scleroderma is highly variable. See Types of Scleroderma. Read Disclaimer
Finger Ulcer from Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)
Digital (Finger) Ulcer is on the tip of the pointer finger.
ISN Photo Repository, contributed by Jeanne N.

This digital ulcer is 14 weeks old. It was caused by secondary Raynaud's phenomenon, in a patient with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD). The MCTD was diagnosed 5 years ago, after thyroid gland removal.

Scleroderma and Raynaud's can cause painful ulcers on the fingers or toes, which are known as digital ulcers . Most people try several methods of dealing with finger ulcers before settling on the system that works best for them. But remember, no treatment for finger ulcers should be undertaken without the supervision of a physician — it's very important to treat finger ulcers properly, to prevent complications such as serious infection, gangrene or possible amputation.

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Scleroderma Skin Involvement: Main Page. ISN.

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