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Briton has double hand transplant in 'world's first' for scleroderma patient

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A man whose hands were left unusable by the rare skin disease scleroderma has been given a new lease of life after what is believed to be the world’s first double hand transplant for the condition.
1 month ago·London, United Kingdom

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The Guardian

NHS performs world’s first double hand transplant for scleroderma

Roof tiler whose hands were left unusable by autoimmune disease says surgery gave him ‘new lease of life’

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

Man has double hand transplant in ‘world first’ for scleroderma patient

Steven Gallagher, from Ayrshire, is recovering after having the operation in Leeds.

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily Mirror

Brit with unusual rash is first in world to cure it with double hand transplant

Steven Gallagher, 48, had the surgery after he was was diagnosed with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that causes scarring of the skin and internal organs 13 years ago

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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Independent.ie

Double hand transplant gives Scots father of three new lease of life

A man whose hands were left unusable by the rare skin disease scleroderma has been given a new lease of life after what is believed to be the world’s first double hand transplant for the condition.

1 month ago·Ireland
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RTÉ

'New lease of life' for double hand transplant patient

A Scottish man whose hands were left unusable by scleroderma has been given a new lease of life after what is believed to be the world's first double hand transplant for the condition.

1 month ago·Ireland
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Sky News

Briton has double hand transplant in 'world's first' for scleroderma patient

Five months on from the operation, Steven Gallagher can do things like stroke his dog, turn on the tap and fill a glass of water. He is now hoping to get back to work.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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