Scleroderma: considerations for dental hygienists.

@article{Tolle2008SclerodermaCF,
  title={Scleroderma: considerations for dental hygienists.},
  author={Susan Lynn Tolle},
  journal={International journal of dental hygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          77-83
        }
}
Scleroderma, the general name of a group of progressive diseases affecting the connective tissues is the most deadly of the varying connective tissue disorders. Characterized by abnormal thickening of the skin, this collagen-vascular disease is associated with immune dysfunction. Hallmark signs of scleroderma include fibrosis, vascular instability and initial inflammation resulting from excessive collagen deposition. Oral facial involvement is considerable, necessitating adaptations in patient… CONTINUE READING
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