Disabling pansclerotic Morphea L94.1

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 16.01.2023

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disabling pansclerotic morphea; pancreatic morphea; pan-sclerotic circumscribed scleroderma

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Rare, aggressive, profound, linear ligamentous circumscritic scleroderma prone to extensive sclerosis of skin, subcutis, fascia, muscle, and bone. This "disabling" type of scleroderma, usually leading to significant contractures and, less commonly, mutilating atrophy, is very rare. Only a few isolated cases have been described.

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Especially children before adolescence. More rarely the first manifestation is in early adulthood; m:w=1:2/3;

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General susceptibility to infections which can lead to bronchopneumonia and sepsis. Development of contractures and immobility. There is also the risk of chronic ulcer formation on the tight sclerosis plaques. In persistent ulcers, there is an above average risk of carcinoma formation even in early adulthood.

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The following drugs with varying degrees of success are listed as system therapies (only individual cases)

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Last updated on: 16.01.2023