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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. Mary Ellen Luchetti
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Circumscribed Scleroderma (Definition)

Circumscribed scleroderma refers to localized scleroderma ("hard skin"). The body produces excess collagen which produces hardened skin. This can range from a small area of abnormal skin to a disfiguring skin lesion. Even though internal organs are not affected, the hard skin can attach itself to underlying muscle ...Read more


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What are the tests for circumscribed scleroderma?

What are the tests for circumscribed scleroderma?

Non-specific: A biopsy sometimes can be done. A general examination will see if you have any health problems that need to be assessed. There are no specific tests for circumscribed scleroderma which is also called morphea. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is circumscribed scleroderma?

What sort of disease is circumscribed scleroderma?

Morphea: Limited scleroderma is called morphea and it is a inflammatory thickening of the skin which is thought to be a reaction to an infection. Early treatment with Minocycline can cause it to burn out leaving discoloration. Fractionated laser can be used on post morphea lesion to i prove color and texture. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat circumscribed scleroderma?

Are there natural ways to treat circumscribed scleroderma?

Exercise: It is a localized disease and the only complication is if effects movement of a body part. If it is on an extremity do exercise and range of motion. A moisturizer will help to soften the skin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Circumscribed scleroderma?

What is the definition or description of: Circumscribed scleroderma?

Localized: Circumscribed scleroderma refers to localized scleroderma ("hard skin"). The body produces excess collagen which produces hardened skin. This can range from a small area of abnormal skin to a disfiguring skin lesion. Even though internal organs are not affected, the hard skin can attach itself to underlying muscle or affect joint motion. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of circumscribed scleroderma? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?

What are the most common symptoms of circumscribed scleroderma? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?

Skin changes: This type of morphea (localized scleroderma) is usually diagnosed simply by the appearance of the skin lesions. A biopsy is not usually needed. There are typically no systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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I don't believe in exposing children to unnecessary treatment. Do I really need to treat circumscribed scleroderma?

No: Treatment is not essential however treatment will cause area to possible resolve quicker and decrease scarring and possible color change. Topical medications are only partially effective but do not have side effects. Oral medications effect is variable. ...Read more

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I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for circumscribed scleroderma?

NOT AS SEVERE: Scleroderma is a fascinating disease and has 3 main types, diffuse, limited and localized also known as morphea. Diffuse scleroderma is the most severe. Circumscribed scleroderma or morphea tends to mean a localized area of thickened skin. This tends to be less severe with few compications of other organs which is typical of diffuse scleroderma. Treament is limited. ...Read more

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My mom has scleroderma; what is the best way to cure it?

My mom has scleroderma; what is the best way to cure it?

No cure: Some forms of scleroderma are mild and need little or no treatment. Other forms involve internal organs as well as the skin and require comprehensive treatment aimed at reducing symptoms. However, there is no cure. ...Read more

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How common is scleroderma, and is their a cause or a cure?

How common is scleroderma, and is their a cause or a cure?

See details: Scleroderma is very uncommon with an incidence of about 19 new cases per 1 million people per year. The cause is unknown and there are no cures. ...Read more

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How do you treat scleroderma? Is it ever cured? Does it spread?

It can improve: There is no cure for scleroderma, but there are many things that can be done to treat it depending on the involvement. Blood pressure control, kidney protection, temperature protection for the extremes of cold and heat. Scleroderma people in the past would not survive renal failure - but with blood pressure control, dialysis these patients can not survive with return to renal function. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat scleroderma?

What can I do to treat scleroderma?

Depends on type: The treatment ranges from "no treatment necessary" for mild forms of localized scleroderma (limited to the skin) to bone marrow transplantation for systemic sclerosis with internal organ involvement. Though there is no cure, advances are being made in the treatment of all manifestations of the condition. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of scleroderma?

What are common symptoms of scleroderma?

Skin changes: The first sign is usually patchy areas on the skin that often make a linear pattern. Early on, they are slightly pink and thickened, but can be flat and shiny. As time passes, the skin spots enlarge and often become thick and lavender/purple-colored, sometimes with pale flat centers. Scleroderma can also affect the heart, lung, kidney, joints, digestive tract. Please see your doctor if you're worried. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of scleroderma?

Scleroderma: Read this: http://www.Scleroderma.Org/site/pagenavigator/patients_whatis.Html#.Usgcp_rdt8e.

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Could you tell me what are possible symptoms of scleroderma?

There are many: The most common is a change in the texture or elasticity of the skin - feels harder or thicker, there may be symptoms of cold sensitivity of fingers and toes with color changes on cold exposure, shortness of breath, diffuculty swallowing and many others. If you really concerned you should see a rherumatologist. ...Read more

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How csn we differniate between limited and diffuse scleroderma?

See details: It is sometimes very difficult but truly limited disease is generally limited to the skin and has no internal organ involvement, typical hand changes or raynauds. ...Read more

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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more


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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more