QOD 1: Breathing Difficulties in a Patient with Scleroderma (Integumentary/Basic Care and Comfort)

QOD 1: Breathing Difficulties in a Patient with Scleroderma (Integumentary/Basic Care and Comfort)

Question:

A 36-year-old patient has been diagnosed with scleroderma and has breathing difficulties, including wheezing and dry cough. Which of the following skin changes would the nurse also expect to see upon assessment of this patient?

Answer:

D.  Stiff, tight skin that is lighter or darker than surrounding . . .