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For Juvenile Scleroderma, Look Beyond the Skin

MedPage Today reporter Nancy Walsh writes about new recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of juvenile localized scleroderma.

"Children with suspected localized scleroderma are carefully assessed by a pediatric rheumatologist, and may be referred for imaging or to other types of specialists based on the location and severity of their lesion," says Sarah Faith Taber, MD, pediatric rheumatologist at HSS.

Dr. Taber agreed with the new recommendations from Europe and notes that the mainstay of treatment for active localized scleroderma is methotrexate with or without steroids.

Read the full article at MedPageToday.com.