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Causes Of Morphea
Biopsy confirmed morphea but Derm said couldn't be right cause I have no symptoms. Rheum&Derm thinks it lupus or sarcoid. All labs are neg. Help?
Impossible to say: Impossible to even begin to answer without being able to see the rash and review the biopsy results ...Read more
What is the best method/technique of fat harvesting and injecting? Dear doctors, I have linear morphea on my face. I consulted some cosmetic surgeons, they all advised me fat transfer to fill/correct the depression (fat loss) on the face caused by the m
As other surgeons have indicated, the most important factor in a successful fat transfer procedure is proper, gentle handling of the harvested fat. There are two major methods of fat harvesting. The first is the standard technique of manual suction, washing, and separation of the fat. The newer technique is an in-line harvesting system, which uses a more standard liposuction technique with collection, separation, and washing of the fat within the suctioning system. The second approach avoids multiple transfers and air exposures of the harvested fat, and offers equivalent long term results following transfer.
Also important to the ultimate outcome of fat transfer is the injection technique. Surgeons may choose to use standard injection needles or custom designed blunt fat injection cannulas with no difference in results. The important factor in injection technique is very small volume injections made in multiple passes through the appropriate tissue planes. Postoperatively, one should avoid repetitive use of the treated area, especially in active areas such as the hand.
Despite excellent technique with both harvesting and injection, transferred fat may be expected to retain approximately 40-80% (average 60%) of its volume in long term follow up. For this reason, most patients may expect that fat transfer may need to be performed as a several stage procedure.
All the best,
dr. Skourtis. ...Read more
Se below: Morphea is localized thickening scarring of the skin. It is commoner on the body and can affect both children and adults. It begins with red thickened areas that then become hypopigmented and turn into thickened scar tissue. It can be local or generalized and the skin biopsy looks like scleroderma. Physical therapy to maintain function is important and if progressive can require immunosuppression. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Morphea: There is good medicine for this condition. It can be well treated by someone well knowledged with this condition. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Topical steroid tape: The location determines the therapy. For local involvement can use local corticosteroid tape - which delivers local steroids by occlusion. More widespread involvement is like an orphan disease and we have no good systemic therapy. We have tried a variety of rheumatology dmards but we still do not have proven therapy. Insurance company can block our attempts to help our patients. ...Read more
Normally clear, my sclera are becoming more and more bloodshot for the past few weeks. I noticed they're turning blue. Morphea-related? Other?
Please see a doctor: There are many medical condition that make sclera more bloodshot, some of them are serious. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
I wanted to know will chemotherapy work for en coup de sabre, a form of morphea/linear scleroderma?
Hi! Can you please guide for medicine for morphea skin diseases currently uv light are going on. How long can can it take to cure 100%?
Have you: Have you discussed options with your doctor. There are topical treatments, intralesional, oral etc. The light therapy would take an average of 3 months to work. ...Read more
Lichen Sclerosus: Corticosteroid ointments or creams are commonly prescribed for lichen sclerosus. Initially, you'll generally have to use cortisone creams or ointments on the affected skin daily. After several weeks, your doctor will likely recommend that you only use these medications twice a week to prevent a recurrence. Your doctor will monitor you for side effects associated with prolonged use. ...Read more
I have had morphea on my face for 10 years and my doctor suggested fat injection, please tell me your suggestions, thanks, your sincerely, arefeh?
I believe I have sjogren's. Can't find another reason for symptoms, have morphea. I am only 26. Is it true that it's worse for younger patients? (doc. Appt. Soon) it is rapidly progressing...
I have morphea and was thinking of getting. Tummy tuck, is this dangerous? And will it accelerate or do something to my morphea?
I'm not sure: But my best guess is the surgery (since it won't lower ur immune system) won't cause any adverse effect on ur skin disorder. Best wishes! Http://www. Medhelp. Org/posts/cosmetic--reconstructive-surgery/morphea-v-tummy-tuck/show/322232. http://www. Cnn. Com/health/library/morphea/ds00718.html. ...Read more