What are the ocular and ENT signs and symptoms of 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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Answer

Patients may present with the following:

  • Sicca syndrome

  • Poor dentition secondary to sicca syndrome

  • Loosening of dentition caused by alterations in the tooth suspensory ligament and thickening of the periodontal membrane

  • Hoarseness due to acid reflux with vocal cord inflammation or fibrosis

  • Increased risk for tongue cancer

  • Decreased oral aperture

  • Blindness caused by retinal artery occlusion


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