Morphea and Eosinophilic Fasciitis: An Update

@inproceedings{Mertens2017MorpheaAE,
  title={Morphea and Eosinophilic Fasciitis: An Update},
  author={Jorre S. Mertens and Marieke M. B. Seyger and Rogier M. Thurlings and Timothy R. D. J. Radstake and Elke M G J De jong},
  booktitle={American journal of clinical dermatology},
  year={2017}
}
Morphea, also known as localized scleroderma, encompasses a group of idiopathic sclerotic skin diseases. The spectrum ranges from relatively mild phenotypes, which generally cause few problems besides local discomfort and visible disfigurement, to subtypes with severe complications such as joint contractures and limb length discrepancies. Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF, Shulman syndrome) is often regarded as belonging to the severe end of the morphea spectrum. The exact driving mechanisms behind… CONTINUE READING

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