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Delay in Diagnosis of Congenital Linear Scleroderma until Adulthood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25278149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Scleroderma encompasses a spectrum of disorders characterized by thickening of the skin and subcutaneous tissue with increased collagen deposition. Linear scleroderma is subdivided into progressive hemifacial atrophy and en coup de sabre subtype.
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of congenital linear scleroderma identified in an adult, misdiagnosed since birth as birth trauma.
METHODS: We completed a review of the literature for similar cases using PubMed and Medline.
RESULTS: This is the first report of congenital linear scleroderma en coup de sabre diagnosed in an adult following an initial misdiagnosis of birth trauma. The sequelae of linear scleroderma can be significant as it can result in growth retardation, muscle atrophy, contractures, limb length discrepancy, and disfigurement.
CONCLUSIONS: This report emphasizes the importance of educating practitioners about linear scleroderma. Early recognition is key as a delay in diagnosis can result in potentially preventable, irreversible growth defects and disfigurements.
Jennifer Lipson; Ashley O'Toole; Suneil Kapur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1203-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cutan Med Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9614685     Medline TA:  J Cutan Med Surg     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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