Butterflies of Hope – 9th Annual Flight of the Butterflies
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May 26th Lupus Fact
‘Overlap syndromes’ occur in some lupus patients who also have symptoms that overlap with other connective tissue diseases, such as scleroderma, polymyositis, rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren’s syndrome.
Localized scleroderma is an inflammatory condition that causes hard and thickened patches of skin to form on different areas of the body. Unlike systemic scleroderma, localized scleroderma usually does not affect internal organs.
Localized scleroderma is usually diagnosed with a thorough examination of the skin. To confirm the diagnosis, a skin biopsy may be performed. Ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used to assess the depth of the disease.
An estimated 20 percent of people with lupus also have scleroderma.
This is your twenty-sixth Butterfly of Hope.
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