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What are the types of scleroderma?
There are two forms of scleroderma: localized scleroderma and systemic sclerosis.
What causes scleroderma?
Scleroderma is considered to be a multifactorial condition, meaning that "many factors" are involved in causing it. The factors are usually both genetic and environmental—a combination of genes from both parents, in addition to unknown environmental factors, produce the condition.
What are the symptoms of scleroderma?
Again, scleroderma can lead to scarring of the skin, joints, and other internal organs, but it's important to remember that each child may experience scleroderma differently.
Symptoms of systemic sclerosis may include:
Symptoms of localized scleroderma may include:
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