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Author Mayes, Maureen D.

Title The scleroderma book : a guide for patients and families / Maureen D. Mayes
Edition Rev. ed
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2005


Description 1 online resource (x, 211 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction to terms and types of scleroderma. What is scleroderma? -- Localized scleroderma: limited, localized, diffuse, generalized, systemic, and not-so-systemic: what's in a name? -- Systemic scleroderma -- diffuse -- Systemic scleroderma -- limited -- Epidemiology: who gets scleroderma and why? Genetic features of scleroderma: did you get it from your parents? Can you give it to your kids? -- Epidemiology of scleroderma: number of patients, occupational links, and environmental concerns -- How scleroderma affects the body. Raynaud's phenomemon, skin involvement, and finger sores -- Scleroderma and the kidneys -- Scleroderma and the gastrointestinal tract -- Scleroderma and the lungs -- Scleroderma and the heart -- Scleroderma and the joints, tendons, muscles, and nerves -- Systemic scleroderma and pregnancy -- Scleroderma and sexuality -- Overlap syndromes and sclerodermalike conditions -- Coping with scleroderma. You and your doctor -- Living an unpredictable life, facing an uncertain future
Summary "The ultimate resource for patients and their families seeking to gain a better understanding of this complex disease."--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-187) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Scleroderma (Disease) -- Popular works
Systemic scleroderma.
Scleroderma, Systemic
Scleroderma, Localized
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Skin.
MEDICAL -- Dermatology.
Systemic scleroderma.
Scleroderma (Disease)
Genre/Form Popular works.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004010878
ISBN 1429404442