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morphea

 [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.

mor·phe·a

(mōr-fē'ă),
Cutaneous lesion(s) characterized by indurated, slightly depressed plaques of thickened dermal fibrous tissue of a whitish or yellowish-white color surrounded by a pinkish or purplish halo. Lesions occur at any age, without systemic involvement, and usually resolve after a few years.
[G. morphē, form, figure]

morphea

 A condition characterized by subcutaneous sclerosis, divided by some authors into
1. A generalized form: Scleroderma and.
2. A localized form, subdivided into (a) Circumscribed morphea–characterized by one or more round-to-oval firm reddish plaques measuring up to several centimeters in diameter with a yellow-white center and a lilac telangiectatic border; (b) Linear morphea or linear scleroderma; (c) Frontoparietal lesions–en coup de sabre with or without hemiatrophy of the face.

mor·phe·a

(mōr-fē'ă)
Cutaneous lesion(s) characterized by indurated, slightly depressed plaques of thickened dermal fibrous tissue, of a whitish or yellowish white color surrounded by a pinkish or purplish halo.
Synonym(s): localized scleroderma, morphoea.
[G. morphē, form, figure]

Morphea

The most common form of localized scleroderma.
Mentioned in: Scleroderma
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Plaque morphea is the most common presentation in adults, unlike the linear morphea that is more common in children and it often presents with fibrosis of underlying tissues up to bone.
We report on a rare case of extensive bone lengthening for LLD in a patient with linear morphea. Satisfactory correction of LLD can be attained even in severe cases of linear morphea by extensive bone lengthening alone despite an extremely long treatment period.
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(13.) Espinoza-Leon F, Arocha F, Hassanhi M, Arevalo J (2010) Using the polymerase chain reaction to Borrelia burgdorferi infection in localized scleroderma injure (morphea), in Venezuelan patients.
All the patients of sleroderma were males, where as that of morphea were female.
Morphea, also known as localized scleroderma, is a chronic cutaneous disorder caused by excessive collagen deposition, and characterized by fat tissue atrophy and by thickening and hardening of the skin.
Diagnosis and management of morphea and lichen sclerosus and atrophicus in children.
Other diseases in the differential diagnosis include oxyuriasis, psoriasis, contact dermatitis and morphea (4).
Atrophoderma Pasini-Pierini is a primary atrophic abortive morphea. Dermatology 1995; 190(3): 203-6.
Stanta, "Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi in skin biopsies from patients with morphea by polymerase chain reaction," Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, vol.
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