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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 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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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?

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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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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In difuuse scleroderma would the only symptom be IBS diarrhea form?

In difuuse scleroderma would the only symptom be IBS diarrhea form?

Similar: In ibs the bowel is normal, just misbehaving. In scleroderma, the bowel is abnormal. Ibs can be cramping, constipation, diarrhea. Scleroderma is usually weight loss due to nutrient malabsorption, diarrhea and bloating due to bacterial overgrowth. Constipation can occur due to lack of intestinal contractions. ...Read more

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Can overactive bladder symptoms be only symptom of scleroderma?

Can overactive bladder symptoms be only symptom of scleroderma?

No: ANA patterns do not give great sensitivity or specificity when comes to diagnosing disease. In order words, you cannot rely on them overactive bladder is not a classic presentation for scleroderma. ...Read more

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Is a main symptom irritable bladder of scleroderma?

No: Irritable bladder is not a main feature of scleroderma. Skin changes and raynaud's phenomena are the typical presenting features of this illness. ...Read more

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Can the only presenting symptom of scleroderma be IBS diarrhea that comes and goes?

Can the only presenting symptom of scleroderma be IBS diarrhea that comes and goes?

Diarrhea: Yes, scleroderma of the intestines can present like ibs with diarrhea coming and going. Diagnosis is usually made by endoscopy or xray. ...Read more

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Could IBS diarrhea form be the only symptom appearing including no skin involvement in diffuse scleroderma meaning no other symptoms but a positive ANA with negative ena?

Quite doubtful.: In scleroderma, sacular diverticuli can form, but this is usually not early. In the absence of raynaud's syndrome, subungual capillary abnormalities (rheumatolgist use a 30x microscope to examine for this), and more specific serologies......I conclude your problem lies elsewhere. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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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


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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