Iranian Journal of Dermatology

Vol. 20, No. 80, Summer 2017
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Unilateral generalized morphea: A case report and literature review
Maryam Nasimi, Arghavan Azizpour, Robabeh Abedini, Alireza Ghanadan

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Date Received: 2016 / Jun / 18 Date Revised: 2016 / Jun / 18 Date Accepted: 2017 / Oct / 26

Morphea is an autoimmune connective tissue disease of the dermis and subcutaneous fat characterized by sclerosis due to excessive collagen deposition. Morphea is classified into different subtypes based on clinical and histological characteristics of cutaneous lesions. An extremely rare subtype of morphea is termed unilateral generalized morphea (UGM). UGM is characterized by indurated plaques on dermatomes of the trunk or back with a sharp midline demarcation line. Ipsilateral limbs may also be affected. There is still debate on whether this type of morphea should be considered as a distinct type or a presentation of linear morphea. Here we report the case of an 8-year-old boy with this type of morphea.

Keywords: morphea, dermatomal, unilateral generalized morphea

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