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Types of Rheumatic Disorders

  • Raynaud's Phenomenon

    This disorder affects blood flow to the fingers and less frequently to the ears, toes, nipples, knees, or nose. Exposure to cold and emotional upset are the triggers.

  • Scleroderma

    Scleroderma is a chronic, degenerative disease that can lead to scarring of the skin, joints, and other internal organs.

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)

    Most people who have lupus are young women. The effects of the disease can range from mild to severe.