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Scleroderma is an umbrella term to describe thickening (sclero) of the skin (derma). This can cause pulmonary hypertension
Characteristics of this group of diseases include swelling, breakdown, and scarring of the:
People with scleroderma are at increased risk for developing several types of pulmonary hypertension (PH), including:
People diagnosed with and treated for pulmonary hypertension early in the disease process have improved outcomes and a broader range of treatment options.
If you wish to see one of these other specialists — and your medical insurance carrier has approved it — mention this to our patient coordinator when you visit our clinic.
To make an appointment with the Scleroderma Center and the Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program, call 412-647-6700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our coordinator can assist with answering questions about insurance, travel, and overnight accommodations.
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