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Vasculitis in scleroderma and MRSA. Close-up of the hands of a 77-year-old male patient with vasculitis due to scleroderma, showing swelling of the left hand and lesions in the right hand caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection in the joints. Vasculitis is the destruction of blood vessels as a result of inflammation. Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes hardening of the skin.
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