¿Qué es la esclerodermia? La esclerodermia es una enfermedad reumática autoinmunitaria del tejido conectivo que causa inflamación en la piel y otras áreas del cuerpo. Esta inflamación origina parches de piel dura y gruesa. La esclerodermia afecta muchos sistemas del cuerpo. Una enfermedad del tejido conectivo es aquella que afecta tejidos como la piel, los tendones y los cartílagos. Hay dos tipos de esclerodermia: esclerodermia localizada, que solo afecta la piel y las estructuras directamente debajo de la piel; esclerodermia sistémica, también llamada esclerosis sistémica, que afecta muchos de los sistemas del cuerpo. Este es el tipo más grave de
What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. Children and teens with scoliosis have an abnormal S-shaped or C-shaped curve of the spine. The curve can happen on either side of the spine and in different places in the spine. With treatment, observation, and follow-up with the doctor, most children and teens with scoliosis have normal, active lives.
What is scleroderma? Scleroderma is an autoimmune connective tissue and rheumatic disease that causes inflammation in the skin and other areas of the body. This inflammation leads to patches of tight, hard skin. Scleroderma involves many systems in your body. A connective tissue disease is one that affects tissues such as skin, tendons, and cartilage. There are two major types of scleroderma: Localized scleroderma only affects the skin and the structures directly under the skin. Systemic scleroderma, also called systemic sclerosis, affects many systems in the body. This is the more serious type of scleroderma and can damage your blood
What is acne? Acne is a common skin condition that happens when hair follicles under the skin become clogged. Oil and dead skin cells plug the pores, and outbreaks of lesions (often called pimples or zits) can happen. Most often, the outbreaks occur on the face but can also appear on the back, chest, and shoulders. For most people, acne tends to go away by the time they reach their thirties, but some people in their forties and fifties continue to have this skin problem.