KTVA-CBS (Anchorage, AK): Understanding Scleroderma

February 9, 2015 04:02 PM

It's a rare disease that has no cure. Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease in which the immune system causes inflammation in the skin, which triggers connective tissue cells to produce too much collagen. In children, both the localized and systemic form are also associated with other organ involvement Suzanne C Li, M.D., of the Department of Pediatrics at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital, HackensackUMC has led national and international scleroderma studies. The Pediatric Rheumatology & Immunology section at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, has been named a certified Scleroderma Center by the Scleroderma Foundation.

 

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