Scleroderma Awareness Month is observed in June every year.
Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune connective tissue disease in which the body produces excess collagen. This causes hardening and thickening of the skin and internal organs.
Scleroderma has no known cause or cure. Diagnosing it is difficult because its symptoms are similar to other diseases.
There are two main types of scleroderma. Diffuse scleroderma results in the hardening of the skin, affecting internal organs like the heart, kidneys, and lungs. Limited scleroderma is less likely to affect internal organs, and the skin hardening is not as severe.
The Awareness colour is teal
See all the Health Awareness Days at Autoimmune Disease List