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Morphea is a condition characterized by reddish or purplish patches on the skin which become scar-like or sclerotic. Morphea usually affects the abdomen, chest or back. If the condition involves the skin over a joint, then joint movement may be restricted.

Symptoms of Morphea

  • Hardening of the skin
  • Thickening of the skin
  • Discoloration of the affected skin to look lighter or darker than the surrounding area

Treatments for Morphea

  • Calcipotriene cream (Dovonex)
  • Light therapy
  • Corticosteroids
  • Antimalarial drugs
  • Immunosuppressive medications
  • Physical therapy

If you feel your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact Florida Center for Pediatric Dermatology at 407.303.1687 or through our online contact form.