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Scleroderma can be grouped into an autoimmune disease of the connective tissues.

What Is Scleroderma?

Scleroderma can be grouped into an autoimmune disease of the connective tissues. The word was first described by the Greeks, sclera meaning hard and derma meaning skin and hence hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations of the disease.
Initially, the disease was known as the progressive systemic sclerosis but the term has changed to systemic sclerosis only as it is not necessarily progressive and is patient specific. It has been confirmed that the disease is not contagious, cancerous or malignant.

How Prevalent Is Scleroderma?

Many surveillance systems have reported increasing evidences of connective tissue disease, scleroderma being one of them! The increased exposure of people with silica can be one of the major reasons for the increasing evidences of the disease.
The prevalence of the disease is found to be more common in women than in men, although it occurs in men and children. Certain patterns depending upon the disease type have been observed to be affecting people of some races and ethnic groups such as:

Factors Responsible For Scleroderma

As with other autoimmune disorders, exact cause of the disease cannot be pointed out, although some facts are clear so far such as:

Symptoms Associated With The Scleroderma

The signs and symptoms of the disease are different in different localizations of the disease.

What Goes Wrong In The Scleroderma?

Scleroderma is principally the autoimmune disease of the connective tissues of the body. The primary feature of the disease is skin thickening that can lead to the scarring, blood vessel problems, inflammation, etc.
Autoimmune diseases are the abnormality, when body’s own defence system attacks its own organs due to the genetic problems or hypersensitivity reaction of certain antibodies.
The disease can be broadly classified into systemic and localized.
Localized Scleroderma: – Restricted to only one organ of the body. It can further be divided into Morphea characterized by local oval patches of the skin and linear scleroderma that is characterized by single line or band of thickened or abnormally colored skin.
Systemic Scleroderma: – The disease is widespread to multiple internal organs, which can further be divided into limited and diffused based upon the extent of skin involvement.
The disease is mainly found to affect the fibroblast cells of the skin leading to the excess collagen production. Due to excessive elasticity, some parts of the skin become thick, tight and patchy.

How Stem Cells Treatment May Help!

Stem cells are the mother cells that are responsible for developing an entire human body from a tiny two celled embryo; due to their unlimited divisions and strong power to differentiate into all the cells of different lineage. This power of stem cells has been harnessed by the technology to isolate them outside the human body, concentrate in the clean environment and infused back.

Thus, stem cells treatment involves administration of concentrated cells in the targeted area, wherein they can colonize in the damaged area, adapt the properties of resident stem cells and initiate some of the lost functions that have been compromised by the disease or injury.

After years of research, it has been believed that it is better to alter the microenvironment with the application of stem cells instead of suppressing the immune system. Mesenchymal stem cells are known to have angiogenic, transdifferentiation and homing properties, which are useful for forming new blood vessels, differentiating into required targeted cells and creation of microenvironment for the faster secretion of immune cells.

Treatment Of Scleroderma At GIOSTAR

We have mastered the technology for isolating maximum number of viable stem cells from either the autologous sources of your own body or allogeneically with the matched donor to treat various patients with Scleroderma. We are the licensed, private organization with the excellent, well equipped state of the art facility to isolate process and enrich the viable number of stem cells, which can be re infused back into the patient’s body. Generally, these cells are administered through any one of the below mentioned methods depending upon our expert’s advice:


Through this mode, cell are infused directly at the targeted site of injury. Thus in case of various organs, stem cells are infused directly at the target through catheter based delivery.



In case of skin; stem cells can as well be administered in the fat layer of the skin. They can help regenerating skin cells, promote restructuring of skin tissue.



Through this mode, cells are infused through the veins to expand blood volumes in the central nervous system, to ensure that the maximum number of cells are reaching to the targeted area..

Once infused back in the body, these cells can be repopulated at the damaged parts of the organ, through their strong paracrine effects and differentiate into lost or damaged cells to restore back the function. These cells can regulate immune system and minimize the impact of autoimmunity. One of the important properties of mesenchymal stem cells is to promote vascularisation and vessel formation, which can improve the strength of the blood vessels and also promote synthesis of new vessels. When infused in the deep layer of the skin, these stem cells are known to promote synthesis of lost fibroblasts, keratinocytes and skin epithelial cells to promote faster restructuring of cells.
Thus with our standardized, broad based and holistic approach, it is now possible to obtain noticeable improvements in the patients with the Scleroderma, in the symptoms as well as their functional abilities.

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Disclaimer : Results may vary for each patient. GIOSTAR practice the application of stem cell therapy within the legal regulations of each country.