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How is scleroderma diagnosed?

Scleroderma can develop slowly over time and appear in different forms, which can make it difficult to diagnose. A physical examination and variety of tests may be required by your doctor to give a diagnosis of scleroderma. These can include blood tests, skin biopsies and tests to monitor the function of the heart, lungs and liver.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Psoriasis


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