morphea

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Noun1.morphea - localized scleroderma
dermatosclerosis, scleroderma - an autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin
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morphea

n morfea, una forma de esclerodermia localizada
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Localized scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune skin disorder characterized by excessive collagen deposition resulting in thickening of the dermis and underlying tissue.
Morphea, also known as localized scleroderma, is a rare fibrosing disorder of the skin and the underlying tissue that encompasses a variety of distinct subtypes classified by pattern and depth of lesion involvement.
The differential diagnoses mainly include anetoderma, mid-dermal elastolysis, focal dermal hypoplasia, lupus panniculitis, and localized scleroderma.
Morphea, localized scleroderma, generalized morphea.
There are two main types of the disease: the localized form (called localized scleroderma, limited scleroderma, or morphea) and the systemic form (called systemic scleroderma, diffuse scleroderma, generalized scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis).
Also known as localized scleroderma, morphea presents with the cutaneous findings of scleroderma without the systemic complications.
Its clinical presentation differs from the adult form, typically manifesting as either juvenile localized scleroderma (JLS) or juvenile systemic sclerosis (JSS).
A rare association of localized scleroderma type morphea, vitiligo, autoimmune hypothyroidism, pneumonitis, autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura and central nervous system vasculitis.
In addition, rheumatoid factors may be present in 16% of children with localized scleroderma.
Pasini and Pierini atrofoderma Possible variant of localized scleroderma
Localized scleroderma is the milder version, and the skin is usually the only organ affected.