Morphea, also known as localized scleroderma, is a disorder characterized by excessive collagen deposition leading to thickening of the dermis, subcutaneous tissues, or both. Morphea is classified into circumscribed, generalized, linear, and pansclerotic subtypes according to the clinical presentation and depth of tissue involvement. Although rare, epidemiologic studies suggest 0.9-5.7% of patients with morphea progress to systemic sclerosis.
Morphea usually goes away without treatment, though it may leave scars or areas of discolored skin. Until your condition clears up, you may want to pursue treatment that helps control your signs and symptoms. Treatment options include: Light therapy, Drugs that fight inflammation, A form of vitamin D, Physical therapy. Morphea prevalence rate of 35,854 for populations of 32,507,8742 is seen in Canada.