sclerodermic

sclerodermic

(ˌsklɪərəˈdɜːmɪk)
adj
(Biology) of or relating to a scleroderm or to sclerodermia; hard-skinned
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Caption: Figure 5: A patient after allogeneic HSCT with steroid-refractory cGVHD with dominant skin involvement (poikilodermic and sclerodermic lesions) of the neck (left) and the cubital region (right).
In this light, we might assume that the sclerodermic patients with poorly controlled disease (an occurrence more probable in the early phase of SSc, like in our first case) are more prone to develop haematological malignancies in their clinical histories.
In all sclerodermic subjects, while 10% shows the disease symptoms before the age of 20, only 1 to 2% shows the symptoms before the age of 10.
We assessed the proinflammatory potential of Euro 4 and Euro 5 soot particles evaluating their effect on the induction of several proinflammatory cytokine (IL-1[alpha], IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-[alpha]) mRNA expressions by keratinocytes from healthy and sclerodermic subjects.
On examination, reduced height and body mass index (BMI), alopecia, prominent forehead, protuberant eyes, flattened nose bridge, deformed hypodentition, deformed mandible, and dry sclerodermic purpuric sk in patches over the abdomen and limbs were obser ved.
The sclerodermic hand is a serious problem due to the risk of its developing into slcerodactyly and gangren or cutaneous necroses.
Proietti et al., "Significant changes of peripheral perfusion and plasma adrenomedullin levels in N-acetylcysteine long term treatment of patients with sclerodermic Raynauds phenomenon," International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, vol.