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Systemic scleroderma


Other Names for this Disease

  • Progressive systemic sclerosis
  • Scleroderma, systemic
  • Systemic sclerosis
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Tests & Diagnosis

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Is genetic testing available for systemic scleroderma?

Because systemic scleroderma is not caused by a mutation in any one specific gene, clinical genetic testing to confirm a diagnosis or identify a "carrier" is not currently available.  Even if someone is known to carry a version of a gene that may make them susceptible to the condition, it does not mean they will definitely develop the condition.

You can view a list of centers that may be involved in research projects on systemic scleroderma on Orphanet's Web site.

You can also view a list of clinical trials involving people with systemic scleroderma on ClinicalTrials.gov.

People interested in learning more about genes and genetic testing for systemic scleroderma should speak with a genetics professional.
Last updated: 4/9/2014


Other Names for this Disease
  • Progressive systemic sclerosis
  • Scleroderma, systemic
  • Systemic sclerosis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.