Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disorder generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic conditions. The cause of scleroderma is unknown.
The purpose of Scleroderma Australia is to:
Coordinate and promote scleroderma awareness across Australia
Increase community support and engagement for people with scleroderma and their families
Advocate for people with scleroderma for improved patient outcomes
Coordinate funding for scleroderma research across Australia
Support State associations to provide successful and sustainable outcomes
Scleroderma Australia is managed by a Committee with delegates from each State Organisation.
For more information about Scleroderma Australia or to become a member contact your local state group or Scleroderma Australia directly. State associations run support groups for their members and are committed to supporting people with scleroderma, their families, friends and carers.