What is scleroderma?

Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a relatively misunderstood chronic disease affecting about one in 5,000 people. In Quebec, it is estimated that several thousands of people suffer from scleroderma. Disease onset usually occurs in the fourth decade of life and is five time more prevalent in women than men. Scleroderma is one of the so-called “autoimmune” diseases in which the body’s antibodies attack its own cells. Scleroderma is not a contagious disease… Read more


How scleroderma can affect the human body?

Poster symptoms and manifestations of scleroderma… Read more


Scleroderma Quebec’s team *New
Every day, our team members embody the values of dedication, solidarity, and enthusiasm that define Scleroderma Quebec…*Read more


Scleromyositis: a specific muscle manifestation of scleroderma

The main symptom of myositis is usually muscle weakness, mainly in the shoulders and hips. People with myositis may have difficulty lifting their arms above their shoulders, lifting heavy objects, climbing stairs or getting up from a seat… Read more


Scleroderma in Children

The first is called «localized scleroderma». This is the most common in children. It affects the skin in one area of the body only. The other type is called «systemic scleroderma». This can affect many areas of the skin, as well as the organs of the body. It is rare in children… Read more


The scleroderma patient-centered intervention network and the SPIN-HAND program

The SPIN-HAND program provides you with gentle hand exercises explicitly designed for people with scleroderma, with sections to help you develop a personalized program, set goals, and track your progress. Instructional videos demonstrate how to perform each exercise properly with pictures to illustrate common mistakes… Read more



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Last updated : November 25, 2022


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