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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-104

Progressive systemic sclerosis with intraoral manifestations: A case report and review

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Dental Surgery, Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
3 Department of Physiology, CM Medical College, Durg, Chattisgarh, India
4 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mansarovar Dental College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Rahul Srivastava
783/4 W-1, Saket Nagar, Juhi-2, Kanpur - 208 014, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-962X.184645

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The word scleroderma comes from two Greek words, “sclero” meaning hard and “derma” meaning skin. Scleroderma or progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS), a rare condition, was first characterized as a single condition in 1752 by Curzio of Naples. It generally affects woman between 30 and 50 years of age and has a low prevalence. Scleroderma is a disease of the immune system, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Dermal manifestations include stiff, tight, and shiny skin usually of the hands and feet due to swelling and thickening of the connective tissue as they become fibrotic or scarred. Other symptoms include difficulty in swallowing, bloating, abdominal pain, tiredness, lack of energy, weight loss, aching muscles, joints, and bones. The vital organs that may get involved are lungs, heart, and kidneys. We present a case report of PSS in a 45-year-old female patient with characteristic systemic and oral manifestations.

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