Today (29th June) is World Scleroderma Day. To mark the event the Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association (RSA) has launched a handy pocket-sized 'SO RARE', information card.
This card details three of the early symptoms of scleroderma, namely sore swollen fingers, Raynaud’s Syndrome and reflux/heartburn. Identifying these symptoms is essential as early diagnosis can save lives.
Anne Mawdsley, Chief Executive of the RSA said: “The ‘SO RARE’ card will a useful reminder to members of the medical profession that severe Raynaud’s should be taken seriously as it may be the first symptom of an underlying condition such as scleroderma, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
To request a ‘SO RARE’ card send an SAE to: RSA, 112 Crewe Road, Alsager, Cheshire ST7 2JA.