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Treatments for Scleroderma
- Treating existing symptoms, such as Raynaud’s phenomenon, arthritis, high blood pressure, difficulty swallowing, among others.
- Protecting the skin from further damage
- Supporting you and your family so that you can learn to live with the effects of scleroderma
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 05/07/2014