Cutaneous sclerosis

Common Name(s)

Cutaneous sclerosis

Cutaneous sclerosis is a rare disease in which the skin develops thicker layers and or scars. While this condition primarily affects the skin, these symptoms can also be found in other tissues and joints. Individuals with cutaneous sclerosis have an overproduction of collagen (a protein needed for connective tissue) by the skin cells during the healing process. Although the cause is not always known, it is seen in 10-20% of persons with graft-versus-host disease (please also visit: graft versus host disease.) which occurs after a transplant of cells, tissues, or organs.

Symptoms of cutaneous sclerosis include visible changes to the skin where is looks thick, feels tight and does not move easily. The diagnosis is confirmed by taking a skin sample and studying it under a microscope. Cutaneous sclerosis is often treated by oral steroids and immunosuppressive treatments to decrease the activity of the immune system (your body’s response to infection). Other more specialized treatments are sometimes needed if these fail. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with cutaneous sclerosis, talk with your doctor or specialist about the most current treatment options. There are support groups for more general scleroderma diagnosis, which provide additional resources.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cutaneous sclerosis" returned 66 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Multiple ungual fibromas as an only cutaneous manifestation of tuberous sclerosis complex.
 

Author(s): Ezgi Unlu, Ilknur Balta, Serhan Unlu

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;80(5):464-5.

 

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2014

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Serum levels of soluble carbonic anhydrase IX are decreased in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis compared to those with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis.
 

Author(s): Katsunari Makino, Masatoshi Jinnin, Takamitsu Makino, Ikko Kajihara, Satoshi Fukushima, Yuji Inoue, Hironobu Ihn

Journal: Biosci Trends. 2014 Jun;8(3):144-8.

 

Hypoxia may play an important role in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX) is one of the hypoxia markers and its extracellular domain can be released into the serum. However, the clinical significance of serum CA IX levels in SSc is still unknown. ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014

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A patient with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis complicated by antineutrophil-cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis exhibiting honeycomb lung without volume loss.
 

Author(s): Hiroyuki Yamashita, Yuko Takahashi, Hiroshi Kaneko, Toshikazu Kano, Akio Mimori

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(7):801-4.

 

We herein report the case of a 72-year-old woman with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (SSc) complicated by antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis who exhibited honeycomb lung without volume loss. On admission, chest computed tomography (CT) revealed ...

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2014

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The terms "Cutaneous sclerosis" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Efficacy of anti-thymocyte globulin and cyclosporin A combined therapy in aplastic anemia complicated with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis].
 

Author(s): Eiichi Suematsu, Tomoya Miyamura, Kensaku Idutsu, Rumi Minami, Masahiro Yamamoto

Journal: Nihon Rinsho Meneki Gakkai Kaishi. 2005 Apr;28(2):99-103.

 

We reported here on a case of limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (lcSSc) with aplastic anemia treated by anti-thymocyte globulin and cyclosporin A. The use of this therapy resulted not only in marrow recovery but also in resolution of the skin sclerosis. A 68 year-old woman was ...

Last Updated: 2 May 2005

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Proof-of-concept Trial of IVA337 in Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Scleroderma, Diffuse; Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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A Study of Subcutaneous Abatacept to Treat Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis

 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015

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Pilot Tape Harvesting Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Atopic Dermatitis; Healthy; Discoid Lupus Erythematosus; Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus; Systemic Sclerosis

 

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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