Can Scleroderma Cause Death?

Q:
Can scleroderma cause death?

A:
Scleroderma refers to the hardening and tightening of the skin and the connective tissues, it is a group of autoimmune diseases. Scleroderma may cause death. And death is most often caused by lung, heart, and kidney involvement.

In some cases, scleroderma affects only the skin. But in some other cases, scleroderma also affects the internal organs such as digestive tract, blood vessels, heart, kidney and lungs.

When scleroderma affects the internal organs, patients have higher risk of death because several complications will occur such as acute renal failure, malignant hypertension, and heart failure.

If you have scleroderma, you should consult your doctor for immediate treatments.

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