Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease characterized by the overproduction of collegen and other fibrotic cells. This overproduction generally first appears on the skin, although it can also express systemically.
When you cut yourself and start to heal, your body forms a matrix of tissue largely composed of collagen. It’s the basis of the scar tissue that forms where the cut was. For people with scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease, their tissues continue developing even without an injury, resulting in the overproduction of collagen and other fibrous tissues, called fibroblasts, in the skin and... Read more