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Dr. Mendoza-Ballesteros discusses scleroderma

Staffed by both rheumatologists and dermatologists who are well renowned in their field, the Jefferson Scleroderma Center was established to treat scleroderma patients with established medical therapies as well as providing patients with the option of enrolling in clinical research.

Scleroderma is a a type of autoimmune disorder, a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. Jefferson rheumatologists and dermatologists tend to research the disease using different approaches even though patient treatment is the same.

Your physician will prescribe medication and other treatments to control your symptoms and prevent complications.