Morphea: Current concepts.

Title

Morphea: Current concepts.

Creator

Florez-Pollack Stephanie; Kunzler Elaine; Jacobe Heidi T

Publisher

Clinics in dermatology

Date

2018
2018-08

Description

Morphea is an inflammatory, sclerosing skin disorder that can involve the underlying soft tissues. Although the cause of morphea remains poorly investigated, genetic predisposition, immune dysregulation, and environmental factors have been implicated. Morphea is associated with cosmetic and functional sequelae, and internal organ involvement is rare. Early diagnosis and treatment are imperative to minimize damage such as limitation of range of motion. This review summarizes advances in diagnosis and treatment of morphea, allowing clinicians to better serve patients with this condition.

Subject

Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use; Diagnosis; Differential; Humans; Immunosuppressive Agents/therapeutic use; Localized/complications/*diagnosis/diagnostic imaging/*therapy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Methotrexate/therapeutic use; Scleroderma; Ultrasonography; Ultraviolet Therapy

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

475–486

Issue

4

Volume

36

Citation

Florez-Pollack Stephanie; Kunzler Elaine; Jacobe Heidi T, “Morphea: Current concepts.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3528.

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