World Scleroderma Day 2016
This World Scleroderma Day 2016 we go hand in hand for a better future. We call for explicit plans by governments and health policy makers at National and European level to improve the livelihood of people with scleroderma.
Hand in Hand for a better future
Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that causes severe disability and can be life threatening. It is characterized by hardening of the skin and in severe cases also affects internal organs. 2.5 million individuals world wide are diagnosed with scleroderma for which there is no cure. We call for explicit plans by governments and health policy makers at National and European level to improve the livelihood of people with scleroderma.
We invite you to take a picture Hand in Hand with your camera on your mobile or tablet and share it directly with your network. You may be a patient, a family member, carer or friend.
Don’t forget to use the hashtags below to see your picture appear on our social media wall at www.worldsclerodermaday.org.
#handinhand #scleroderma #worldsclerodermaday #WSD16 #esclerodermia #scleroderma #sklerodermi #diamundialesclerodermia #sklerodermija
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Download the poster for distribution:
World Scleroderma Day 2016 Poster
What is Scleroderma?
Scleroderma is a chronic disease characterized by excessive deposits of collagen in the skin or other organs. The localized type of the disease, while disabling, tends not to be fatal.
Diffuse scleroderma or systemic sclerosis, the generalized type of the disease, can be fatal as a result of heart, kidney, lung or intestinal damage.