Young children and teenagers can have scleroderma. Localized scleroderma is most common among youth. Systemic sclerosis also occurs and has different symptoms.
Localized scleroderma is the more common form of scleroderma among children. Learn about what we know about the causes, who might get localized scleroderma, the different forms of the disease, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
Children are growing, and manifestations of scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, may present differently. In addition, children tend to adapt and not complain, therefore sometimes the doctor has to order additional studies or evaluations to really understand what is happening inside the body.