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Morphea

  • Tor Shwayder
  • Samantha L. Schneider
  • Devika Icecreamwala
  • Marla N. Jahnke
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Abstract

Morphea is an inflammatory skin disease that ultimately results in sclerotic plaques. It has been divided into several classifications including plaque-type morphea (which is also known as localized scleroderma), linear morphea (linear scleroderma), and deep morphea (or morphea profundus) [2]. Linear morphea also includes the subtypes en-coup-de-sabre and progressive hemifacial atrophy [1]. The prevalence of morphea is approximately 0.4–1 per 100,000 patients and it is more common in females compared to men (2–3:1) [1, 2]. The mean age of onset for pediatric patients with morphea is 7 years of age [2].

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    Christen-Zaech S, Hakim MD, Afsar FS, Paller AS. Pediatric morphea (localized scleroderma): review of 136 patients. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008;59(3):385–96.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tor Shwayder
    • 1
  • Samantha L. Schneider
    • 2
  • Devika Icecreamwala
    • 3
  • Marla N. Jahnke
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Icecreamwala DermatologyBerkeleyUSA

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