circumscribed scleroderma meaning

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[Medicine]
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.

Examples

  1. "' Morphea "', also called "'localized scleroderma "'or "'circumscribed scleroderma "', is a form of scleroderma that involves isolated patches of hardened skin on the face, hands, and feet, with no internal organ involvement.

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