Pain Management: Scleroderma
What Is the Outlook for People With Scleroderma?
For many people with limited scleroderma, the outlook is good, but the disease does tend to progress over time. For some, however, potentially severe lung damage could develop, increasing the risk of disability and mortality.
Among patients with diffuse scleroderma, the outlook tends to be less positive. The outlook is also worsened by involvement of the lungs, gastrointestinal tract and heart.