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Superficial morphea: 20-year follow up in a patient with concomitant psoriasis vulgaris.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19602063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Superficial morphea, a newly described variant of morphea, manifests clinically with hypopigmented or hyperpigmented patches that lack induration. The lesions show on biopsy dermal sclerosis in the superficial to mid-reticular dermis. So far, all cases reported in the literature were skin limited. In this report, we describe a 24-year-old female patient who developed at the age of 4 years plaques characteristic, both clinically and histologically, of superficial morphea. The patient developed later on psoriasis vulgaris. Although the association of scleroderma and psoriasis is rarely reported in the literature, most reports describe a progressive systemic course of scleroderma whenever the two diseases co-exist. This is the first report to describe superficial morphea in association with psoriasis and to provide a 20-year follow-up period during which the superficial morphea remained relatively stable with no evidence of systemic involvement.
Zenus Saleh; Thuraya Arayssi; Zeinab Saleh; Samer Ghosn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous pathology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1600-0560     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cutan. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-28     Completed Date:  2009-11-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425124     Medline TA:  J Cutan Pathol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1105-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2009 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Dermatology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Age of Onset
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Psoriasis / complications*,  pathology*
Scleroderma, Localized / complications*,  pathology*

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