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Pediatrics at HSS



Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue that causes changes in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. In children, scleroderma most frequently affects only the skin.

A doctor examining a pediatric patient
Scleroderma en Coup de Sabre and Parry Romberg Syndrome

These illnesses typically begin in the first or second year of life. Most often, the family will describe having noticed a pinkish lesion just to one side of the middle of the forehead.