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circumscribed scleroderma in children

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
No: Treatment is not essential however treatment will cause area to possible resolve quicker and decrease scarring and possible color change. Topical medi ... Read More
Dr. Richard Feinstein
53 years experience Dermatology
Thick skin: Scleroderma is an autoimmune disorder, affecting mostly females, that causes thick, hidebound, areas of skin. It can be in small areas. Sometimes caus ... Read More
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Optional: Circumscribed scleroderma can leave deep scars so i would not hesitate to treat if the lesions are on the face. On the other hand, the treatments are ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Non-specific: A biopsy sometimes can be done. A general examination will see if you have any health problems that need to be assessed. There are no specific tests ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Morphea: Limited scleroderma is called morphea and it is a inflammatory thickening of the skin which is thought to be a reaction to an infection. Early treatme ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: This is just another term for scleroderma or systemic sclerosis, scleroderma means hard skin. It is a connective tissue disorder characterized by thic ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
35 years experience Dermatology
Scleroderma: Localized scleroderma( ie: morphea) can be treated but is very resistant to treatment. Topical steroids and Dovonex (calcipotriene) Cream or ointment ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Localized: Circumscribed scleroderma refers to localized scleroderma ("hard skin"). The body produces excess collagen which produces hardened skin. This can rang ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Morphea: Complex localized condition, skin biopsy can be useful. There are some suggested treatment if condition severe enough.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Morphea: Mlrphea is a condition where scleroderma is longed to the skin , in one or a few areas. The skin is thickened and discolored. The diagnosis is confirm ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Biopsy: Skin biopsy for diagnosis and blood tests to rule out associated collagen vascular diseases such as lupus.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Nothing: There is no effective otc treatment for morphea. Most prescription treatments are topical, and none are toxic. Some cases of morphea resolve on their ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: These are rashes and do not necessarily produce any symptoms. Have a doctor evaluate the rash.
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