Localized scleroderma: assessment of the therapeutic response to phototherapy.

  title={Localized scleroderma: assessment of the therapeutic response to phototherapy.},
  author={Roberta Buense and Ida Alzira Gomes Duarte and M{\'a}rcio Bouer},
  journal={Anais brasileiros de dermatologia},
  volume={87 1},
BACKGROUND Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by progressive connective tissue sclerosis and microcirculatory changes. Localized scleroderma is considered a limited disease. However, in some cases atrophic and deforming lesions may be observed that hinder the normal development. Literature reports indicate phototherapy as a therapeutic modality with favorable response in cutaneous forms of scleroderma. OBJECTIVES This study had the purpose of assessing the phototherapy… CONTINUE READING


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