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Morphea of the breast: case reports and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17461908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Morphea of the breast is an uncommon skin condition associated with autoimmune disorders and has also been described following radiotherapy. The inflammatory stage of morphea can commonly be mistaken for a breast abscess or inflammation. We report two cases of localized scleroderma affecting the breast with no history of autoimmune disease or radiation treatment. In both the cases, the lesions improved with the use of topical steroids.
Geeta Shetty; Fiona Lewis; Steven Thrush
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The breast journal     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1075-122X     ISO Abbreviation:  Breast J     Publication Date:    2007 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-27     Completed Date:  2007-07-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505539     Medline TA:  Breast J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Autoimmune Diseases / diagnosis
Breast Diseases / pathology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Scleroderma, Localized / pathology*
Skin / pathology

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