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Disease or Condition — Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders:
Addison's keloid

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Description

Morphea is a type of localized scleroderma, a chronic skin condition that causes hardening and thickening of the skin. It is characterized by patches of thickened, discolored skin that may be itchy or painful. The patches can range in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters and can appear anywhere on the body. In some cases, the patches may spread and cause scarring. Morphea is not contagious and is not caused by an infection. Treatment for morphea may include topical creams, light therapy, and oral medications.

Synonyms
  • circumscribed scleroderma
  • lichen sclerosis et atrophicus
  • localized dermatosclerosis
  • localized scleroderma
  • morphea
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