McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

An Overview of Scleroderma Part 1:
Breaking It Down

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Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis) is an autoimmune disease that involves overproduction of collagen, which results in the hardening, tightening and scarring of skin and internal organs. The disease affects about 2.5 million people worldwide. The term is derived from Greek words "sclero" meaning hardness and "derma" meaning skin, literally meaning "hard skin". This video explores the different forms of scleroderma and the problems associated with each.

— Video by Nabeelah Khan, Andrew Nguyen, Helen Kim, Tosin Tomiwa, Kosalan Akilan and Justin Lu

  • Scleroderma Overview (English)
  • Scleroderma Overview (Mandarin)