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Can morphea and fibromyalgia have any relation?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Usually no: Morphea usually only involves skin. However in rare cases morphea can have an effect on muscles. Morphea is thought to be caused by a reaction to an underlying low grade infection.A complete work up looking for muscle involvement - myosotis is necessary if there are symptoms of fibromyalgia, associated with morphea.
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Morphea: Chronic muscle pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia is not well understood. Morphea is a chronic dermal scarring process and there are theories about a possible infectious cause. It tends to involve the dermis not the muscles.
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