Is memory loss associated with scleroderma?

Question

I believe my scleroderma is diffuse, but the question is the same for either form…….is memory loss associated with scleroderma?  I’m having an increasingly difficult time with memory – both short-term and long-term.

Answer

The brain is not affected by scleroderma and so other causes of memory loss should not be ruled out. Depression and stress which is common in scleroderma may be a cause of memory loss.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University