What is included in patient education about scleroderma?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Sergio A Jimenez, MD, MACR, FACP, FRCP(UK Hon); Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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To minimize the risk of Raynaud phenomenon flare, instruct patients to maintain their core body temperature; strongly encourage smoking cessation in patients who smoke, and advise all patients to avoid exposure to cigarette smoke. Instruct the patient to avoid digital or skin trauma and prolonged cold exposure.

For patient education information, see Scleroderma.


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