Brief Summary: On September 14, 2012, Basima, from Dubai, who had been suffering skin impediment in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) or systemic sclerosis in the concept of western medicine, accompanied by skin over her upper limbs and hands being darker and thicker for 3 years and fingers being tight for 1 year, was hospitalized in our hospital. She achieved significant improvement after 90 days pure TCM treatment in our hospital.

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Record of Hospitalization

Name: Basima                                     Sex: Female

Age: 52                                                Marital Status: Married

Nationality: Dubai                               Date of Admission: Sep. 14, 2012

Companion: Alone

First Medical Record

Date: Sep. 15, 2012                               Time: 9:00 a.m.

This 52-year-old lady had been suffering from skin impediment, accompanied by skin over her upper limbs and hands being darker and thicker for 3 years and fingers being tight for 1 year. The patient was hospitalized in our hospital for TCM treatment at 8 p.m. on September 14, 2012.

Essential for Diagnosis:

1. The patient h ad been suffering from skin impediment, accompanied by skin over her upper limbs and hands being darker and thicker for 3 years and fingers being tight for 1 year.

2. Five years ago, the patient suffered tight feeling over her whole body skin and stiff limbs occasionally, which lasted for one or two hours. Gradually, she felt discomfort over her whole body all day long. Three years ago, her hands and upper limbs became darker and thicker obviously. One year ago, the symptom of stiff hands appeared, and three weeks ago, she suffered from finger ulcers. Before coming to our hospital, she had taken herbal medicines delivered from our hospital.

3. When the patient came to our hospital, the color of the skin over her upper limbs and hands was dark. The skin became thicker and the pores became smaller. Wrinkles over the skin disappeared or became lighter. Fingers of both hands were stiff, with numb finger tips. Four limbs also were stiff. Joints of her upper limbs were painful. She had heavy feeling of her body. Knee joints also were painful. She had difficulty in walking, with poor balance. When the weather changed, her conditions became severe, but the color did not show any changes. One month ago, when decorated for her house, she suffered from cough. And now, when coughed, she suffered obvious pains over her right rib areas, with yellowish or whitish phlegm. In the recent two years, she had dry vomiting and hiccups occasionally. Her appetite was good. Bowel movement and urination were normal. Sleep was good.

4. T: 36.3C   R: 20 times/minute    P: 80 times/minute   BP: 110/76mmHg