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Linear scleroderma en coup de sabre with associated neurologic abnormalities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16326691     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Linear scleroderma represents a unique form of localized scleroderma that primarily affects the pediatric population, with 67% of patients diagnosed before 18 years of age. When linear scleroderma occurs on the head, it is referred to as linear scleroderma en coup de sabre, given the resemblance of the skin lesions to the stroke of a sabre. Here we describe 3 pediatric patients with linear scleroderma en coup de sabre who presented with neurologic abnormalities before or concurrent with the diagnosis of their skin disease. Our patients' cases highlight the underrecognized relationship between neurologic complications and linear scleroderma en coup de sabre and illustrate the importance of a thorough skin examination in patients with unexplained neurologic disease.
Authors:
Kristen E Holland; Burt Steffes; James J Nocton; Michael J Schwabe; Richard D Jacobson; Beth A Drolet
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2005-12-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  117     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-06     Completed Date:  2006-02-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e132-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. kholland@mcw.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bell Palsy / complications*
Child
Child, Preschool
Disease Progression
Epilepsy, Complex Partial / complications*
Female
Humans
Male
Scalp Dermatoses / complications*,  drug therapy,  pathology
Scleroderma, Localized / complications*,  drug therapy,  pathology

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