Abstract Title:

Natural remedies for scleroderma.

Abstract Source:

Altern Med Rev. 2006 Sep;11(3):188-95. PMID: 17217320

Abstract Author(s):

Alan R Gaby

Abstract:

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue characterized by fibrosis and thickening of various tissues. It can be limited to the skin or affect multiple organs, and its course ranges from slowly to rapidly progressive. Penicillamine, glucocorticoids, and other drugs are used to treat scleroderma, but none of these treatments has a high degree of efficacy. This article reviews several promising natural treatments for scleroderma, including para-aminobenzoic acid, vitamin E, vitamin D, evening primrose oil, estriol, N-acetylcysteine, bromelain, and an avocado/soybean extract.

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