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View in Spanish: Esclerosis sistémica

Systemic sclerosis (sis-TEH-mik skleh-ROH-sis)
A disease that is marked by hardening and thickening of skin, connective tissue that surrounds other tissues and organs, and blood vessels. Also called systemic scleroderma.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.