- Poster presentation
- Open Access
Juvenile localized scleroderma: review of 44 patients
© Iglesias et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2011
- Published: 14 September 2011
- Topical Corticosteroid
Predominant form of childhood sclerosis is localized scleroderma (LSc) or morphoea. Preliminary classification includes circumscribed morphoea (CM), linear scleroderma (LS), generalized (GM), panclerotic (PM) and mixed morphoea (MM). The major problem in untreated patients is morbidity, so the aim of the therapy is to prevent this.
We report data on clinical, laboratory and treatment features in a descriptive observational study of 44 children with LSc assisted at our hospital from January 2000 to November 2010.
1.- Long time to diagnosis shows the poor recognition of clinical features of LSc and makes difficult an early treatment to prevent disabilities.
2.- Neurological involvement in patients with lesions on head and neck suggests the importance of an exhaustive neurological examination in these patients.