morphoea


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Related to morphoea: morphea, Linear scleroderma

morphoea

See morphea.

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]

morphoea

Patchy skin hardening and atrophy (SCLERODERMA). The normal skin constituents, such as sweat glands and hair follicles, are replaced by fibrous tissue. The affected areas are usually round or oval, but may take the form of bands or stripes, and the surrounding skin may be pinkish or violet. There is no effective treatment for morphoea but ointments can be helpful.
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In case of morphoea, or localised scleroderma, it can get resolved over a period of time with medicines and dietary changes.