What's Scleroderma?

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  • What Causes it?
  • What are the Symptoms?
  • Blacks Have More Severe Symptoms
  • Scleroderma
  • Getting Diagnosed
  • Is There a Cure?
  • Living With Scleroderma
  • Queen Latifah’s Mom Has This Disease
  • What Is it?
  • Different Types

Blacks Have More Severe Symptoms

A 2012 study suggests that African-Americans are more likely than whites to experience severe symptoms of this disease. Researchers also found that this severity in symptoms leads to shorter life spans. Genetics may be a factor as to why this health disparity exists. 

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