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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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Morphea (Definition)

Morphea, also called localized scleroderma, is a condition consisting of an area of skin that ...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