I 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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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
Katia: Sclerodermia Diffusa
Cos'è la Sclerodermia
Raynaud Storie di Pazienti
Diffuse Scleroderma Stories
Kidney (Renal) Involvement
Kidney Involvement Stories
Medical: Diseases and Symptoms
Scleroderma Experts (Worldwide)
Symptoms of Systemic Scleroderma
Types of Scleroderma
What is Scleroderma?
Alba León is the ISN Translator for this page. She is studying international relations in Mexico City.
SCLERO.ORG was the world's leading nonprofit for trustworthy research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses from 1998 to 2021. It was a grassroots movement from the original Scleroderma from A to Z web site, which was founded by Shelley Ensz. We were a 501(c)(3) U.S.-based public charitable foundation. We closed this web site and our nonprofit agency in April 2021.