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2008, Volume 24, Number 3, Page(s) 179-182     
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Lichen scleroatrophicus in combination with generalized morphea
Nurdan CEYLAN1, Mehmet Salih GÜREL1, Ümmühan KİREMİTÇİ1, Cuyan DEMİRKESEN2
1 S.B. İstanbul Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Dermatoloji Kliniği, İSTANBUL
2 İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, İSTANBUL
Keywords: Morphea, lichen scleroatrophicus

Localized fibrosing disorders form a spectrum of rare conditions that frequently begin in childhood. These diseases are characterized by circumscribed fibrotic areas involving different levels of the dermis, subcutis and sometimes underlying soft tissue. Although some cases of morphea and lichen scleroatrophicus coexistence are reported in the literature, this is a rare condition. We present a case of a 20-year-old girl with a 8-year history of brown-white discoloration, thickening of skin on the extremities and trunk and thinning of right leg who was diagnosed as lichen scleroatrophicus which coexisted with generalized morphea.

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