Sclerodactyly

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Definition

Sclerodactyly is the medical condition that refers to the thickening and tightness of the skin of the fingers and toes and associated with atropy of the underlying soft tissues.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through physical examination as well as the review of the medical history of the patient.

Treatment

Treatment includes application of corticosteroids and administration of antibiotics and pain relievers.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes the thickening and tightening of the skin.

Causes

It is said to be caused by the crest syndrome and scleroderma and commonly associated with diseases such as the mixed connective tissue disease and autoimmune disorders.

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