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Localized Scleroderma (Morphea)

A term used to describe a variety of localized asymmetrical SKIN thickening that is similar to those of SYSTEMIC SCLERODERMA but without the disease features in the multiple internal organs and BLOOD VESSELS. Lesions may be characterized as patches or plaques (morphea), bands (linear), or nodules.
Also Known As:
Morphea; Scleroderma, Circumscribed; Scleroderma, Localized; Frontal Linear Scleroderma en Coup de Sabre; Linear Scleroderma; Scleroderma, Linear; Circumscribed Scleroderma; Linear Sclerodermas; Morpheas; Sclerodermas, Linear; Sclerodermas, Localized; Dermatosclerosis
Networked: 628 relevant articles (49 outcomes, 50 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Skin Diseases
2. Atopic Dermatitis (Atopic Eczema)
3. Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus (Lichen Sclerosus)
4. Psoriasis (Pustulosis Palmaris et Plantaris)
5. Granuloma Annulare

Experts

1. Gambichler, Thilo: 9 articles (07/2013 - 02/2002)
2. Kreuter, Alexander: 9 articles (07/2013 - 02/2002)
3. Ihn, Hironobu: 8 articles (08/2014 - 06/2004)
4. Jinnin, Masatoshi: 7 articles (08/2014 - 06/2004)
5. Altmeyer, Peter: 7 articles (10/2011 - 02/2002)
6. Ihn, H: 7 articles (07/2006 - 01/2000)
7. Jacobe, Heidi: 6 articles (11/2014 - 12/2011)
8. Zulian, Francesco: 6 articles (09/2013 - 10/2007)
9. Tamaki, K: 6 articles (07/2006 - 01/2000)
10. Tamaki, Kunihiko: 5 articles (08/2014 - 06/2004)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Localized Scleroderma:
1. Methotrexate (Mexate)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Calcitriol (Calcijex)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Tacrolimus (Prograf)FDA LinkGeneric
4. CollagenIBA
5. calcipotriene (calcipotriol)FDA LinkGeneric
6. imiquimod (Aldara)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)IBA
8. imatinib (Gleevec)FDA Link
9. Interleukin-6 (Interleukin 6)IBA
10. gluconic acid (gluconate)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Phototherapy (Light Therapy)
2. Photochemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy)
3. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
4. Dye Lasers
5. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients)