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How many people suffer from scleroderma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Precise numbers as far as frequency of scleroderma are hard to come by. It's known that the disorder is far more frequent in women than in men. However, it's difficult to get exact numbers because scleroderma has so many symptoms in common with other diseases. Estimates for the total number of individuals in the United States affected by all varieties of scleroderma range from 75,000 to 100,000.

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