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Images of Scleroderma

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Images of Scleroderma. (75 images) ACR Criteria for the Diagnosis of Systemic Sclerosis: Preliminary Classification Criteria. Rheumatology Image Bank. 2010.(Also see: Scleroderma Photos)

 

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Janey Willis

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Yes - some of them can certainly be scary, but remember, that's each of us are different and most of us will never see some of the scarier pictures. I've had sclero for 7 years and nothing scary on the surface with this girl. I actually did use a picture of the hands to self-diagnose back in 2003. Pictures 2 and 10 could have been of my hands, so when I saw similar pictures as these and then read about other possible symptoms, I knew exactly what I had. On my first visit to the rheumatologist, it was confirmed. So I guess it's true - a picture is worth a thousand words!


Janey Willis

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Thank you Janey. My hands also look like that, and they hurt too. Every day I learn something from you guys.

 

Thanks, and big hugs,

 

Patty

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Those are my hands and my face, too. I thought diffuse scleroderma was bad but the pictures of morphea were disturbing.

 

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I think one of the worst pictures was of pansclerotic morphea which is an extremely rare form of morphea, there are only a few reported cases of it in medical literature.


Amanda Thorpe

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It's my face too, no lips and lots of spots~ It doesn't bother me as much now that I've looked at the other photos. They sure put my woes into perspective.


Jeannie McClelland

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