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Does any one out there know about morphea scleroderma?

Does any one out there know about morphea scleroderma?

YES SEE BELOW: Morphea is a medical term for localized scleroderma. The disease involves isolated patches of hardened skin - there generally is no internal organ involvement. ...Read more

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Morphea (Definition)

The area of skin turns thick and linoleum-like, but does not become generalized like in scleroderma. Nobody ...Read more


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Does morphea cause cancer?

Does morphea cause cancer?

No: The premalignant potential of the common, patchy, linoleum-like skin lesion is near-zero. Reports I've heard of cancers arising near these sites sound like coincidences, or people just watching them closer. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat Linear Morphea (Scleroderma)? Can it cause depression?

What is the best way to treat Linear Morphea (Scleroderma)? Can it cause depression?

Depends on its size: In small area one can use cordran and other tape and place it over the spots. It does not cause depression. Discuss this with you physician and ask to be referred toa dermatologist ...Read more

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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

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: 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

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What is morphea?

What is morphea?

Hard skin: It is hard inflammed skin on one or several body areas. Your dermatologist can diagnose it. ...Read more

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What are the tests for morphea?

Clinical diagnosis: It is more of a clinical diagnosis. Your may get a biopsy. You would have a general history and physical examiantion and lab studies and x-rays appropriate for that. There are no specific blood tests for morphea. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of morphea?

Skin lesion (s): Single or multiple red plaques eventually turn into tough scars which have dark or light appearances. This type of scleroderma is limited to the skin. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of morphea syndrome?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Morphea?

Local skin disease: The area of skin turns thick and linoleum-like, but does not become generalized like in scleroderma. Nobody knows why it happens. ...Read more

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Does itching accompany morphea?

Does itching accompany morphea?

Active Morphea: Itching can be seen in morphea and is usually an indication that it is more active and spreading. See your dermatologist for some helpful treatment options. ...Read more

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Can morphea and fibromyalgia have any relation?

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

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Is chemotherapy safe for treating linear morphea?

LINEAR MORPHEA: ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL A FLY WITH A GUN?
MORPHEA, ALSO KNOWN AS SCLERODERMA, IS A CONNECTIVE DISORDER OF THE SKIN.
PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or help for morphea and scleradoma?

Morphea: There is good medicine for this condition. It can be well treated by someone well knowledged with this condition. ...Read more

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What are the issues involving a disorder called morphea?

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

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What is the treatment for morphea?

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

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What is morphea also scleroderma?

Sort of: Morphea is a localized patch of scleroderma (hard skin) that is generally not associated with the systemic manifestations of scleroderma or systemic sclerosis. ...Read more

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What distinguishes hyper pigmentation from morphea?

Morphea: Morphea is a condition of unknown etiology that results in scarring, atrophy, and pigmentation (lightening and/or darkening) of the skin.

Hyperpigmentation alone does not have atrophy or scarring. ...Read more

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Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Motphea: Morphea usually burns itself out within a few years. The skin does not return to absolute normal however. ...Read more

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Does any one out there know about morphea scleroderma?

YES SEE BELOW: Morphea is a medical term for localized scleroderma. The disease involves isolated patches of hardened skin - there generally is no internal organ involvement. ...Read more

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Can anybody tell me if there is a cure for morphea and scleradoma?

Morphea: Thee is no cure for either mophea or scleroderma. Treatments are not very good either. ...Read more

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Can morphea affect joints?

Not really: If the morphea is overlying a joint, it can lead to difficulty with moving that joint and contractures, but otherwise it does not cause arthrtis. ...Read more

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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

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I wanted to know will chemotherapy work for en coup de sabre, a form of morphea/linear scleroderma?

I wanted to know will chemotherapy work for en coup de sabre, a form of morphea/linear scleroderma?

Maybe: While it is not given in high doses as in chemotherapy, methotrexate can be used to treat coup en sabre, a linear form of scleroderma which resembles a "cut of the sword." It may work in some cases but risk versus benefit needs to be carefully analyzed. ...Read more

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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

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Any one familiar with mctd, specifically morphea and lichen sclerosis?

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

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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 have had morphea on my face for 10 years and my doctor suggested fat injection, please tell me your suggestions, thanks, your sincerely, arefeh?

Not sure fat: Injection is appropriate treatment. Common treatments include observation as it may disappear on its own, use of topical or oral steroid, application of vitamin D, light therapy and use of methotrexate ...Read more

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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 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...

See rheumatologist: Morphea may be a sign of scleroderma. It may be of the limited form and the only sign, or may be part of a more complicated disease. It can be associated with sjogren's syndrome. Rheumatologist should resolve your questions. ...Read more

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I have morphea and was thinking of getting. Tummy tuck, is this dangerous? And will it accelerate or do something to my morphea?

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