Nodular morphea

Dermatology. 2009;218(1):63-6. doi: 10.1159/000173976. Epub 2008 Nov 13.


Scleroderma may present as being strictly limited to the skin, as in morphea, or within a multiorgan disease, as in systemic sclerosis. Accordingly, cutaneous manifestations vary clinically. In nodular or keloidal scleroderma, patients develop lesions that are clinically indistinguishable from a keloid; however, the histopathological findings are more variable. We describe a 16-year-old girl with morpheic lesions for 3-4 years and additional development of keloidal nodules within these lesions. The histological examination revealed a hypertrophic scar besides morphea.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen
  • Adolescent
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • PUVA Therapy / methods
  • Penicillin G / administration & dosage
  • Scleroderma, Localized / diagnosis
  • Scleroderma, Localized / pathology*
  • Scleroderma, Localized / therapy
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Penicillin G