Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease which causes inflammation, fibrosis and narrowing of blood vessels in the skin, kidneys, lungs and other organs. Scleroderma is a rare disease affecting around 100,000 Americans. It is more common in women and certain ethnic groups.
The Division of Rheumatology at The GW Medical Faculty Associates is proud to host a nationally recognized scleroderma clinic dedicated to the treatment and management of patients with scleroderma. Directed by Dr. Victoria Shanmugam, the Scleroderma Clinic is home to the internationally recognized STOP Scleroderma study.
Our multidisciplinary team provides holistic care for patients with scleroderma, by focusing on controlling inflammation, and working with a team of specialists to slow progression and control symptoms of scleroderma.
Please contact Antony Artis at 202.741.2488 to schedule an appointment in the Scleroderma Clinic. Appointments for this clinic are available on Fridays only.