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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?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually none

Circumscribed scleroderma (also called morphea) usually presents with no symptoms.
What you see is a thickening of the skin due to excessive deposition of collagen. Exact cause is unknown, although a species of bacteria has been implicated in some cases.

In brief: Usually none

Circumscribed scleroderma (also called morphea) usually presents with no symptoms.
What you see is a thickening of the skin due to excessive deposition of collagen. Exact cause is unknown, although a species of bacteria has been implicated in some cases.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Morphea

Mlrphea is a condition where scleroderma is longed to the skin , in one or a few areas.
The skin is thickened and discolored. The diagnosis is confirmed by biopsy. There is inflammation probably caused by an infection which cause increased fibroblast activity. Oral antibiotics along with topical steroids can lessen the damage. Laser can lighten and soften the area.

In brief: Morphea

Mlrphea is a condition where scleroderma is longed to the skin , in one or a few areas.
The skin is thickened and discolored. The diagnosis is confirmed by biopsy. There is inflammation probably caused by an infection which cause increased fibroblast activity. Oral antibiotics along with topical steroids can lessen the damage. Laser can lighten and soften the area.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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