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What infections have been associated with scleroderma and its various forms?

Infections (General)

Early research authored by dermatologist, Alan Cantwell M.D., whose histologic examination of scleroderma skin biopsies revealed acid-fast bacterial forms, and… Read more »

Mycoplasma

Since the isolation of pleuropneumoniae-like organisms (PPO) resembling mycoplasma from an ovarian cyst in a patient with scleroderma (Brown 1955), few studies have… Read more »

Lyme Disease

Case studies and reviews of Lyme disease describing how this vector-borne infection manifests in some patients as scleroderma in its… Read more »

Helicobacter Pylori

Large scale clinical and individual case studies discuss a potential relationship between the stomach infection, Helicobacter pylori, a major cause of… Read more »

Toxoplasma Gondii

Large scale clinical and individual case studies implicating the protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, in the pathogenesis and expression of scleroderma. Toxoplasmosis… Read more »

What antibiotics have been used to treat scleroderma and its various forms?

Ciprofloxacin

Ciprofloxacin, in the fluoroquinlolone class of antibiotics, has been studied for its safety and effectiveness as an anti-fibrotic medication for lung and skin fibrosis… Read more »

Flagyl (Metronidazole)

Flagyl is in the nitroimidazole class of antibiotics and has been used successfully to treat cases of intestinal pseudo-obstruction, a potential complication in… Read more »

Penicillins

The following case study is reflective of a number of localized scleroderma anecdotal reports received by Road Back Foundation from… Read more »

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