Morphea (Localized Scleroderma) Presenting With Recurrent Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: A Diagnostic Dilemma

Cureus. 2020 May 12;12(5):e8067. doi: 10.7759/cureus.8067.


Morphea or localized scleroderma is reported to be triggered through diverse stimuli. We present a case of morphea that presented as a non-healing wound with superimposed methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infection. In our case, morphea was thought to have been potentially triggered by a post-surgical infection. We discuss the potential infectious triggers and common infections that may confound the diagnosis.

Keywords: infection; localized scleroderma; methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus; morphea; mssa.

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