Top
20
Doctor insights on: Localized Morphea Scleroderma

Share
1

1
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.

Dr. Pierre Moeser
184 Doctors shared insights

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


3

3
What is morphea also scleroderma?

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.

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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.

5

5
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

7

7
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.

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
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.

9

9
What is morphoea localised scleroderma?

What is morphoea localised scleroderma?

Limited disease: Morphea or localized scleroderma is scleroderma limited to isolated areas of skin that have hardened. This occurs as a result of excessice collagen deposits in the skin. In morphea there is generally no associated systemic (internal organ) involvement.

10

10
Could a chronic wound (localized scleroderma) on dorsal aspect of foot lead to tendonitis?

Could a chronic wound (localized scleroderma) on dorsal aspect of foot lead to tendonitis?

Yes: The thickening of the skin, poor circulation and chronic ulceration occasionally see on the dorsum (top) of the foot can lead to tendonitis of the superficial tendons.

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
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.

14

14
Please explain what are some symptoms of scleroderma?

Please explain what are some symptoms of scleroderma?

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

Get a more detailed answer ›
15

15
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.

16

16
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.

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
Who is the top guru for scleroderma?

Many: Many researchers are excellent. I admire dinesh khanna at the university of michigan and norbert blank at the university of heidelberg in germany.

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
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.

20

20
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Louis Gallia
142 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
34 Doctors shared insights

Morphea (Definition)

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