Scleroderma

Autoimmune diseases can also cause skin diseases, such as Sclerodemera. While it is rare for this to occur, it can affect people who have a family history of suffering from such autoimmune diseases.

Scleroderma is also known as systemic sclerosis, a rare disease that makes skin harden and tighten. There are different categories of Scleroderma, which are limited or diffuse. The two types are dependent on the degree of skin involvement. The two types of categories can involve vascular issues and organ problems. There is also a version of localized Scleroderma that only affects the skin.

Scleroderma causes an autoimmune response that destroys your body's healthy tissues because the immune system thinks the tissue is a foreign object or infection. This disease typically affects people between the ages of 30 to 50, but it is also known to affect people of all ages. Women generally are the ones to suffer from this disease.

The main reason Scleroderma forms in the body are the overproduction of collagen. The cause of this overproduction is currently unknown. Genetics typically determine whether somebody will be at high risk for getting Scleroderma. The disease has higher incidence rates affecting parents, children, and siblings.

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