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Causes of Scleroderma: Cluster Studies
Australian Clusters
Canadian Clusters
United States Clusters
South Boston, Massachusetts

Scleroderma/Lupus Cluster in South Boston

Author: Shelley Ensz. Scleroderma is highly variable. See Types of Scleroderma. Read Disclaimer


You may contact scleroderma patients in South Boston, Mary-Margaret Alessi or Liz Lombard, about this story. (Also see: Causes of Scleroderma: Genetics, Causes of Scleroderma: Geography, What is Scleroderma?, Types of Scleroderma, and Systemic Sclerosis)

Scleroderma study brings little comfort. South Boston cluster may be genetic, not environmental, but true cause is elusive. Meghan Irons. 01/25/10.

(Expired Article) Medical Mystery In South Boston Probed. Officials Report High Number Of Disease Cases. Scleroderma is rare, but is striking an unusually high number of people in South Boston. TheBostonChannel 12/15/04.

WGBH PBS aired a half-hour special on Scleroderma/Lupus in South Boston. 6-1-01.

ABC's Nightline aired a segment of the PBS documentary about the scleroderma cluster in South Boston. 3/30/01.

Sick in South Boston: A Search for Answers. Aired on PBS 3-30-01.

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