CASE REPORT
A Child With Morphea in a Zosteriform Distribution
 
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Kahramanmaraş Sütcü Imam University, Medicine Faculty, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
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Perihan Öztürk   

Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Ü. Medicine Faculty, Dermatology
Publication date: 2014-01-08
 
Eur J Gen Med 2014;11(1):38–40
 
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Morphea is a localized form of scleroderma which is characterized by sclerotic plaques, limited to the skin. Although its cause is unknown, various (genetic, infectious and autoimmune) mechanisms have been suggested. It is more common among children and young women. Although clinical outcome is good, sometimes it can be prominent. Morphea have five subtypes, which are known as plaque, generalized, bullous, deep and linear forms. Zosteriform morphea is a recently described pattern and it is rarely observed. A six years old female, was admitted with multiple brown and white asymptomatic plaques arranged in a zosteriform pattern, confined to the right back since two months, without history of herpes zoster at the same location. We aimed to report the first pediatric case of morphea with zosteriform pattern in the absence of herpes zoster history.
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