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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

/mor·phea/ (mor-fe´ah) a condition in which there is connective tissue replacement of the skin and sometimes the subcutaneous tissues, with formation of firm ivory white or pinkish patches, bands, or lines.

morphea

[môr′fē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, morphe, form
a skin disease consisting of patches of yellowish or ivory-colored hard, dry, smooth skin. It is more common in females. Also spelled morphoea. Also called Addison's keloid, circumscribed scleroderma, localized scleroderma.

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

morphea

see canine localized scleroderma.
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