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Connective tissue diseases

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Scleroderma - myDr.com.au

Scleroderma is a generalised disease which produces fibrosis, degeneration and inflammation of skin and other tissue. People with scleroderma have too much of a protein called collagen.

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Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin caused by bacteria, usually Staphylococcus aureus (also called Staph) and Group A beta haemolytic streptococcus. These bacteria live on the skin and may enter an area of broken skin like a cut or scratch and cause an infection in the tissue under the skin.

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Scleroderma — Arthritis Australia

The word ‘scleroderma’ means ‘hard skin’

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What is scleroderma?

We don’t know exactly what causes scleroderma but we know that it involves many factors.

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Scleroderma - Better Health Channel

The most common symptom of scleroderma is a thickening and hardening of the skin, particularly of the hands and face.

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Scleroderma - ARRC - Autoimmune Resource & Research Centre

To read or print a fact sheet please click on the fact sheet of interest below: Scleroderma brochure Scleroderma Looking after your Hands Muscles & Joints Scleroderma Scleroderma Hand Exercises Scleroderma Mouth Exercises Scleroderma Swallowing Difficulties CREST Dealing with Bladder & Bowel Dental Brochure Eating Well Nutritional Needs for Scleroderma Travelling with Scleroderma Hospital Checklist Hospital Care Plan For more illness specific information please go back to the complete Health Information Factsheet List

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Localised scleroderma (children) — Arthritis Australia

Localised scleroderma is an inflammatory disease affecting the skin

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Scleroderma - Types, Causes, and Treatment | MSK Australia

Do you have scleroderma? Find out more about your musculoskeletal condition, how to manage, where to find support & how MSK can help you.

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Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp - ACD

Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp is a rare condition in which pus-filled lumps develop on the scalp, resulting in scarring and permanent hair loss over the area affected.

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Cellulitis in children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Cellulitis is a skin infection that can start from a tiny scratch. If your child has cellulitis symptoms, he should see a GP because he needs antibiotics.

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