Body Image in Children with Morphea: A Systematic Review

Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Jul-Aug;32(4):e188-90. doi: 10.1111/pde.12611. Epub 2015 May 13.


This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the present state of body image research in children with morphea and the extent of body image distress in this population. Only five studies met inclusion criteria. Disease-related skin changes in children with morphea typically were associated with, at most, mild levels of body image distress.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Body Image*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Quality of Life*
  • Scleroderma, Localized / psychology*