[Radiation-induced morphea].


Although the aetiology of morphea often remains unknown, various precipitating causes have been identified. Morphea is a rare development following irradiation. We observed a circumscribed scleroderma 14 years after x-ray-radiotherapy following surgery of breast cancer. Furthermore multiple weeping papules occurred within the radiation area. A relapse of the breast cancer was ruled out by histological examination which displayed a transepidermal elimination of acid mucin. The irradiation had obviously induced different reactions of the dermal fibroblasts (radiodermatitis, morphea, mucin production).

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@article{Fischer1999RadiationinducedM, title={[Radiation-induced morphea].}, author={Matthias Fischer and Gisela Bormann and Johannes Wohlrab and W C H Marsch}, journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete}, year={1999}, volume={50 7}, pages={507-10} }