Scleroderma is a relatively uncommon autoimmune condition whereby the body attacks its own tissues. The connective tissue underneath the skin and surrounding internal organs and vessels is affected, resulting in thickening of the skin and problems with internal organs and blood vessels. While there is currently no cure, most people with scleroderma lead a full, productive life.

The Royal Free London has a very active scleroderma team, offering ongoing clinical care, a range of clinical trials, and undertaking extensive research into the disease.

For more information about scleroderma, visit our scleroderma pages.