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Craniofacial scleroderma can affect multiple parts of the head and neck, including:
Doctors don't know what causes craniofacial scleroderma, but think that the immune system may play a role.
Our dedicated team of specialists provides individualized medical and surgical care for children with craniofacial scleroderma.
We ensure that each child receives the best treatment designed to improve his or her physical and mental health, aesthetic appearance, and overall development.
The right treatment plan begins with learning more about your child's condition.
To do this, our doctors may:
Doctors don't know the exact causes of scleroderma. They think it is a type of autoimmune disease when the body's immune system attacks its own healthy cells.
Our doctors may suggest systemic immunomodulatory drugs to help control and treat scleroderma symptoms.
Children and young adults with craniofacial scleroderma sometimes need plastic surgery. These procedures help replace damaged facial tissue.
Your care team will decide if plastic surgery is right for your child. Their decision depends on your child's disease status and symptoms.
Some children may experience tooth or jaw problems due to their craniofacial scleroderma.
The care team might recommend orthodontic appliances to help treat these problems.
To learn more or make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 412-692-5081.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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