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Scleroderma

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.82
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card shows the hand of a man with Scleroderma. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. The most characteristic feature of scleroderma is as the name indicates, a hardening of the skin, and this may be the only feature in common between the two most widely separated varieties. The lesions may develop rapidly, or as is more common, very gradually; they may be single or multiple, diffuse and ill-defined or localized and sharply circumscribed, level with the normal skin or slightly elevated or depressed, of an ivory like whiteness or a translucent yellow, or pigmented diffusely or in blotches. On the face the natural folds disappear, movement of the mouth and eyelids are much inhibited and the face assumes an expressionless and cadaveric appearance. Scleroderma may also be known as Dermatosclerosis, Sclerema, Scleroma, Scleriasis, or Hide bound disease. more...
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