As one of the nation’s leading rheumatology centers, Duke specializes in diagnosing and treating scleroderma, an autoimmune skin disease that causes the skin to become thick and rigid. It may affect other vital organs such as the lungs, kidneys, gut, and heart. Our experienced rheumatologists have dedicated their lives to researching the causes of this rare condition and testing new therapies to improve your condition and help restore your quality of life.