August 27, 2009

‘I’m going to beat this…’

By Kelley Luckstein

Human skin is composed mainly of collagen. This protein provides the strength our tissue and organs need, but too much of it can cause problems in the human body, and that is one of the main reasons Circuit Court Judge Peter Fryefield was admitted to Mayo Clinic recently.


The Civil Court judge has scleroderma, which is an autoimmune disease, a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissue. This type of disorder confuses the body so its ability to differentiate between foreign invaders like viruses and itself is compromised.


Jacksonville Daily Record by Joe Wilhelm Jr., 08/26/09

Tags: autoimmune disease, Dermatology, Immunology, scleroderma

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