Which genitourinary findings are characteristic 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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Findings may include the following:

  • Women may present with vaginal dryness and vaginal mucosal inflammation; vaginal narrowing from vaginal fibrosis has been described

  • Erectile dysfunction is common in men, and may be the presenting symptom in some cases

  • Urinary bladder fibrotic infiltration may cause micro-hematuria


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