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Dave S: Undiagnosed and Brother of Scleroderma Patient

Six months now…

Skyscape for Dave S, by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist A small black spot appeared on my left index finger around Easter of 2004.

After several MRI's, a CDA and recently an angiogram (because my doctor thought I had a blood clot in my shoulder) that were all negative, I am still undiagnosed. That small spot has not grown in the past six months, but it also has not healed. It only bothers me when I bump it.

I have been a diabetic for thirty years, and used chewing tobacco for thirty-three years. After all the negative tests, my doctor now suspects Berger's Disease.

After searching around the web I found this web site about scleroderma, which my sister has been diagnosed with due to tightness and dryness in her skin. It is amazing what people learn on their own that doctors should already know!

Thanks for your web site!

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Dave S.
New email address needed
Old Email Prefix: dps48
Story posted 08-10-04 SLE
Email note posted 01-24-05 SLE

ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
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ISN Artist: Sherrill Knaggs (In Loving Memory)

Sherrill KnaggsSherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist, created the digital photo to illustrate the story on this page. Sherrill lived in New Zealand. Her story was featured in ISN's book, Voices of Scleroderma Volume 2.

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Photo of JudithJudith Thompson Devlin is the ISN Story Editor for this story. She is also lead editor of the ISN's wonderful Voices of Scleroderma book series!

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