Jul 07, 2017 · Morphea is a skin condition that involves a patch or patches of discolored or hardened skin on the face, neck, hands, torso, or feet. The condition is rare and thought to affect less than 3 out of Author: Jacquelyn Cafasso. Morphea profunda involves deep subcutaneous tissue, including fascia, and there is a clinical overlap with eosinophilic fasciitis, eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome, and the Spanish toxic oil syndrome.: 171 Morphea profunda shows little response to corticosteroids and tends Specialty: Dermatology.
May 21, 2018 · Morphea, also known as localized scleroderma, is a disorder characterized by excessive collagen deposition leading to thickening of the dermis, subcutaneous tissues, or both. Morphea is classified into circumscribed, generalized, linear, and pansclerotic subtypes according to the clinical presentation and depth of tissue involvement. Morphea on the top layers of your skin: A type of light treatment called narrowband UVB treatment can be helpful. When the morphea goes deeper, UVA-1 phototherapy may be prescribed. UVA-1 produces long wavelengths that can deeply penetrate the skin to reduce hardness. It can also treat the itch.
Jun 24, 2013 · Two categories of scleroderma are known: systemic sclerosis, characterized by cutaneous sclerosis and visceral involvement, and localized scleroderma or morphea which classically presents benign and self-limited evolution and is confined to the skin and/or underlying tissues. Localized scleroderma is a rare disease of unknown etiology. Apr 16, 2018 · Morphea, also known as localized scleroderma, is an idiopathic inflammatory disorder that causes sclerotic changes in the skin. Patients present with single or multiple inflammatory or sclerotic plaques. Disease activity typically persists for three to six years, although some patients develop more.
Feb 15, 2018 · Linear and deep (panslerotic) morphea may cause considerable morbidity, especially in children, interfering with growth. Joint contractures, limb-length discrepancy, and prominent facial atrophy (shrinkage of underlying tissues) can cause substantial disability and deformity in people with linear or deep morphea. Limbs affected by severe. Jul 26, 2011 · I am 48 years old and have had Morphea on my face for about ten years. It started out as a small spot and over time spread to almost the entire right side. I Reviews: 4.