linear morphea

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 [mor-fe´ah] (Gr.)
a type of localized scleroderma in which connective tissue replaces the skin and sometimes subcutaneous tissues, with formation of ivory white or pink patches, bands, or lines that are sometimes bordered by a purple areola. The lesions are firm but not hard and are usually depressed; they may remain localized or may involute, leaving atrophy and scarring. Called also circumscribed or localized scleroderma.
linear morphea linear scleroderma.
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Schachner, "Linear morphea and leg length discrepancy: treatment with a leg-lengthening procedure," Pediatric Dermatology, vol.
We demonstrate the ability of MRI to capture disease improvement in patients with linear morphea responding to a methotrexate and corticosteroid regimen as defined by a significant change in the mLoSSI and LoSDI scores.
Caption: Figure 1: A patient with linear morphea before (a) and after (b) treatment.
Consistent with prior reports, most patients were female (73%), and the most prevalent subtype was linear morphea (56%), followed by plaque (29%), generalized (8%), and mixed (7%).
Patients with linear morphea had the highest rate of extracutaneous involvement.
The most common musculoskeletal complications among patients with linear morphea were arthralgias (20%) and joint contractures (17%), followed by other musculoskeletal complications (15%), leg length discrepancy (5%), and arthritis (2%).
(1) Mean age of onset for pediatric morphea is around 10 years of age, (2) although a few cases of congenital morphea have been reported, all of the linear morphea variant.