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Postirradiation Morphea: A Case Report With a Review of the Literature and Summary of the Clinicopathologic Differential Diagnosis.
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PMID:  20520527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Postirradiation morphea is a rare complication of radiation therapy which often presents as an erythematous indurated plaque and may be mistaken for recurrent or metastatic carcinoma. Histologic examination is essential for distinguishing postirradiation morphea from malignant processes and from other types of radiation dermatitis and infectious cellulitis. We report a case of postirradiation morphea and review the postirradiation morphea literature. In addition, we summarize the clinical and histopathologic characteristics of the various forms of postirradiation skin disease, including postirradiation morphea; acute, subacute, and chronic radiation dermatitis; and radiation recall dermatitis.
Authors:
Pamela A Morganroth; Danielle Dehoratius; Heather Curry; Rosalie Elenitsas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-5-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American Journal of dermatopathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-0311     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-6-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911005     Medline TA:  Am J Dermatopathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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From the *Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; daggerDepartment of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; and double daggerDepartment of Radiation Therapy, Paoli Hospital Cancer Center, Paoli, PA.
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