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Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune condition that leads to scarring of the skin, joints, and other internal organs.
How Children’s approaches scleroderma
The Samara Jan Turkel Clinical Center for Pediatric Autoimmune Disease provides comprehensive and coordinated care and support for patients and families facing the complexities of scleroderma and other challenging autoimmune diseases. Clinical care includes outpatient and inpatient treatment, a wide range of rehabilitative therapies, pain management, outreach to complementary therapies such as acupuncture and massage, and developmental and psychosocial support.
A less severe form of scleroderma is called CREST. The CREST syndrome represents the following symptoms:
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