Unilateral generalized morphea: First case report in Taiwan

Meng Che Lu, Shyh Dar Shyur, Lee Wen Lee, Timothy Hsu

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻評論/辯論同行評審


Generalized morphea (GM) is a subtype of localized scleroderma that usually manifests with bilateral involvement. Unilateral generalized morphea (UGM) is a rare variant of GM. This is a case report of a Taiwanese girl with UGM over the left side of her body. She presented with hyperpigmentation, tightness, and skin atrophy over the left extremities and trunk. Mild range of motion (ROM) limitation over the left knee was also noted. At the clinic, the patient was given oral prednisolone, oral methotrexate (MTX), and oral D-penicillamine. topical emollient and topical glucocorticoids were also given. The dose of oral prednisolone was tapered gradually. All symptoms were improved under the treatment and regular rehabilitation program. To date, there is very little evidence to form the basis for treatment recommendations. This case report provides a treatment option for UGM in the paediatric group without the use of intravenous methylpred-nisolone pulse therapy.

頁(從 - 到)120-123
期刊Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
出版狀態已發佈 - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 免疫學和過敏
  • 免疫學


深入研究「Unilateral generalized morphea: First case report in Taiwan」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。