Problem

Dermatosclerosis

Other Names:
Addison's keloid
Localized scleroderma
Morphoea
Nature:
This form of scleroderma occurs on the face and hands, where it produces scar tissue that tightens the skin, thickening it and making joints ache. It can be fatal.
Incidence:
Scleroderma attacks 14 people per million, and 80% of the victims are women.
Broader Problems:
Disorders of the skin
Sclerosis
Related Problems:
Systemic sclerosis
Aggravates:
Arthritis
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
13.05.2002 – 00:00 CEST