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Sclerodactyly in Systemic Scleroderma: Palms Up 1

Author: Shelley Ensz. Scleroderma is highly variable. See Types of Scleroderma. Read Disclaimer
Sclerodactyly, palms up, Sherrill Knaggs
Photo of Sclerodactyly in Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma) patient. Palms up, enlarged view.
Property of International Scleroderma Network (ISN). Donated to ISN by Sherrill Knaggs

The most classic symptom of systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is sclerodactyly. Initial symptoms include swollen hands, which sometimes progress to this tapering and claw-like deformity. Not everyone with scleroderma develops this degree of skin hardening. However, it is this symptom that has earned scleroderma the nickname of 'the disease that turns people to stone'.

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