In-depth

Complications

Limited scleroderma (CREST syndrome)

Icy hands, tight skin on your fingers and face, and dilated blood vessels are just some of the problems that can occur with limited scleroderma.

Risk factors

Lupus

Lupus is a chronic disease that can affect your skin, joints and organs. With proper care, most people with lupus live relatively active, healthy lives.

Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a group of rare diseases that involves hardening and thickening of the skin. Internal organs can also be damaged.

Oct. 20, 2011