Scleroderma is a disabling multisystem autoimmune disease. In the past, malignant hypertension meant that scleroderma was a lethal condition, but that has changed with the introduction of ACE inhibitors, and most deaths associated with scleroderma are now due to pulmonary fibrosis and hypertension. Would you recognise scleroderma in your practice?
- What is the typical skin lesion in scleroderma?
a. pitting oedema
b. a butterfly rash over the face
c. vasculitic ulcers on the legs
d. thickened, hard skin
e. associated psoriasis
The multiple choice questions in this quiz may have more than one answer.