Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is an autoimmune disease complicated by an unclear etiology and insufficient treatment regimen. Presence of skin thickening, caused in part by collagen and fibrotic tissue deposition, is a characteristic clinical feature of the disease. Scleroderma is categorized as either localized or systemic. Those with systemic forms are more likely to have internal organ involvement, including impact on the GI tract. What's the dietitian's role in treating individuals with scleroderma? Let's find out.
Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1