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Scleroderma – causes, symptoms, complications

The disease called scleroderma is a chronic disease of the connective tissue characterized by obliteration of small arteries and capillaries, with fibrosis and degenerative lesions of skin and some organs. Scleroderma is a rare disease (<1 ‰) whose incidence increases with age (max: 20-40 years) and is more common in women. As causes and risk factors […]


Esophageal strictures – causes, symptoms, treatment

Esophageal strictures. The esophagus is a muscular-membraneous pipe by passing food from the pharynx to the stomach. At this level can produce a range of stenosis of various causes. Strictures (stenosis) of esophagus are decreases of esophageal caliber arising from processes of healing at this level making the esophageal wall an inextensible tissue scar. Regarding the etiology of these […]


November 27, 2011, Esophagus