I’ve Been Diagnosed with Scleroderma. What Do I Do Now?

Your primary care doctor can review your symptoms and do initial testing. Once a scleroderma diagnosis is made, you may be referred to see a rheumatologist. Ongoing scleroderma treatment might be with any of the following:

  • General Internist, Family Medicine Doctor, or your primary care provider
  • Rheumatologist: treats rheumatic and autoimmune diseases
  • Dermatologist: treats diseases of the skin, hair, and nails
  • Gastroenterologist: treats diseases of the digestive system
  • Orthopedist: treats bone and joint disorders
  • Pulmonologist: a lung specialist

We encourage scleroderma patients to receive care at a specialized Treatment Center. At these centers, different specialists work together to coordinate care.

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Complications and Treatments

There are various complications and conditions associated with scleroderma.

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Treatment Centers

Patients who are diagnosed with scleroderma are encouraged to receive care at a specialized Treatment Center.

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Webinar Series

Scleroderma Research Foundation collaborates and co-hosts free online webinars providing scleroderma health, wellbeing, and COVID-19 information.

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Join the Cure Crew!

Cure Crew is a grassroots volunteer program with the goal of raising funds and awareness for scleroderma research. You can make a difference to the thousands of people living with scleroderma.

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