Understanding Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma) | The Doctor Weighs In

By: Tracy M. Frech, MD, MS

Systemic sclerosis, also known as scleroderma, is a rare but serious autoimmune disease. Although there is no cure, treatments are available to treat the manifestations of the disorder.

Primary care physicians can play an essential role by considering systemic sclerosis and referring to a specialist early in the disease. (Photo source: iStock)

Systemic sclerosis is also known as scleroderma. It is one of the most fatal of the autoimmune disorders. It…