"Don’t worry, there’s a lot of support around. I actually feel more positive now than when I was first diagnosed."
Person with scleroderma

Treatment


Treatment options

Currently, there is no cure for scleroderma (also known as systemic sclerosis), but there are several therapies under investigation that aim to alter how the disease progresses.1-3

There are a range of different treatments designed to manage the many symptoms and organ problems of scleroderma.1-3

Your doctor will help you find the treatments that work for you. It is important to tell them exactly what you want from treatment to help them find the best one. It is also important to monitor for yourself how well you think the treatment is working.

References

  1. Denton C and Khanna D. Systemic sclerosis. 2017. The Lancet. In Press.
    http://thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30933-9/fulltext

  2. Allanore Y et al. Systemic sclerosis. Nat Rev Dis Primers 2015;1:1-21.

  3. Denton C et al. BSR and BHPR guideline for the treatment of systemic sclerosis. Rheumatology 2016;55:1906-1910.

     

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