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Morphea And Fibromyalgia
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends...: ...On severity and extent. Morphea is usually localized, and self-limited, and can be treated in several effective ways. Scleroderma is more generalized, and sometimes involves internal components that complicate the process. Treatment of scleroderma is more difficult, but still possible. An experienced dermatologist will be able to start you on a regimen tailored to your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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