Limited scleroderma

Limited scleroderma

A subtype of systemic scleroderma with limited skin involvement. It is somestimes called the CREST form of scleroderma, after the initials of its five major symptoms.
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There are two main types of the disease: the localized form (called localized scleroderma, limited scleroderma, or morphea) and the systemic form (called systemic scleroderma, diffuse scleroderma, generalized scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis).
The predominance of limited scleroderma was evident in this study, as shown in previous large cohort studies from France and Germany.
Runner, R-Lancaster, has limited scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that affects the body's connective tissue.
Risk factors for PAH include underlying connective tissue disease, especially limited scleroderma and mixed connective tissue disease, a family history of PAH, the presence of congenital heart disease, and environmental factors such as exposure to anorexigens.
Studies have found poorer survival among those with dip fuse systemic disease compared to those with limited scleroderma.
Steen noted a prospective trial at the University of Pittsburgh in which 26 women had limited scleroderma and 41 pregnancies and 33 women with diffuse scleroderma had 50 pregnancies from 1987 to 1996.
Limited scleroderma has less extensive skin thickening.
Systemic scleroderma can be classified into two forms, depending on the degree of skin involvement: limited scleroderma - often referred to as CREST - and diffuse scleroderma.
Studies have found poorer survival among those with diffuse systemic disease compared to those with limited scleroderma.
Runner said she has limited scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that affects the body's connective tissue.