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What are the issues involving a disorder called morphea?
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Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 70 years experience
Depends: Localized Morphea can affect children or adults. It starts as red raised skin lesions that progress to sclerosis and thickening, mostly on the trunk. Treatment is symptomatic as not curable ,and prevention of contractures. Diffuse morphea is widespread and can lead to contractures . Treatments include UVL methotrexate. Some progress to scleroderma or other rheumatic disease.
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