Pediatric Morphea (Localized Scleroderma)-Epidemiological, Clinical and Laboratory Findings of 14 Cases


Izol B., SARICAOĞLU H., BÜLBÜL BAŞKAN E., Toka S. O. , BALABAN ADIM Ş., AYDOĞAN K., ...More

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.45, no.3, pp.132-136, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Background and Design: Morphea is an inflammatory skin disease seen more frequently than systemic sclerosis in pediatric patients. Important functional deficiencies and cosmetic deformities may develop especially due to linear morphea. Patients may have accompanying extracutaneous involvement, family history of rheumatologic diseases and abnormalities in laboratory parameters like positive ANA and RF. It is important to evaluate pediatric patients accordingly and to carry out further examinations.