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Katia C: Sister of a Scleroderma Patient

Italy

Pink Rose and Butterflies by Shelley EnszI am the sister of a diffuse scleroderma patient. She is forty-two years old. A year and a half ago she was diagnosed with Raynaud's. Due to this she had a scleroderma related renal crisis which made her blood pressure higher and she developed ischemia.

Now she is recovering at the hospital, after a scleroderma related renal insufficiency. She is in the acute phase of the illness, and she has a hardened skin, third degree, that has affected her hands, arms, chest and legs. Now she is hospitalized because her illness has taken her kidneys and she is at risk of dialysis and cutaneous hardening in the third degree.

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Katia
Email: [email protected]
Story edited 07-14-09 JTD
Story posted 07-18-09 SLE

Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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ISN Translator and Editor: Alba León

Alba LeonAlba León is the ISN Translator for this page. She is studying international relations in Mexico City.

ISN Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin

Photo of JudithJudith Thompson Devlin is the ISN Story Editor for this story. She is also lead editor of the ISN's wonderful Voices of Scleroderma book series!

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