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linear scleroderma

 

Definition: localized scleroderma with band-like lesions of skin with induration, atrophy, hyper- or hypopigmentation, which may be disfiguring with extension into underlying tissues and joint contractures. Involvement of the forehead and scalp has been called coup de sabre (q.v.).

Synonym(s): morphea linearis

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