A definition of Juvenile Scleroderma in simple, easy to understand language


Articles below have been published in our For Kids' Sake newsletter or other publications. Most of the medical articles have been written by our Medical Advisory Board.

We hope the medical articles will be of some use to you.  Please tell us what article(s) you would like to see on our website.  Thanks!

GERD in Children

My Doctor Doesn't Understand Me!

Stem Cell Transplantation

Lung Involvement in Children

Juvenile Scleroderma Update

Research Challenges of Childhood Scleroderma

The Mind - Body Connection

Alternative Therapies for Juvenile Scleroderma

The Do's and Don'ts of Juvenile Scleroderma

My Child Has Linear Scleroderma en coupe de sabre - What Does This Mean?

Localized Scleroderma: Overview and Treatment Approach

Fight Back With Nutrition

Getting To Know Your Child's Healthcare Team

Diffuse Scleroderma

Chronic Illness and Depression In Children

Teasing: Helping Your Child Cope

Siblings of Children With Chronic Illness

My Child's Skin Won't Heal

Winter Tips for Parents

I'm Taking My Child To An Adult Rheumatologist - Why Should It Make A Difference?

Raynaud Phenomenon And Digital Ulcers In Juvenile Scleroderma

Treatment of Juvenile Scleroderma

Why Would A Child Have Raynaud's?

Finding Dr. Right

Getting Your Child to Take Their Medication

Laboratory Tests in Juvenile Scleroderma

Pool Therapy

The Importance of Touch: A Guide for Parental Massage

Keeping Children Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Children with scleroderma: Treating and living with skin ulcers

Brain Power!

Behavioral problems: Medication side effects, normal response to chronic illness, or both?

Etiology and Pathogenesis of Scleroderma in children

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Please check with your child's physician for any treatments.

For more information on Juvenile Scleroderma, contact:

Juvenile Scleroderma Network, Inc.
1204 W. 13th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

Tel: (310)519-9511 (Pacific Time)
24 Hour Support Line: 1-866-338-5892 (toll-free)

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