alexa Localized cutaneous fibrosing disorders.

Author(s): Yaqub A, Chung L, Rieger KE, Fiorentino DF

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Abstract This article acquaints the reader with disorders of the skin that might mimic systemic sclerosis but whose pathology is localized to the skin and/or has extracutaneous manifestations that are different than systemic sclerosis. These disorders include localized scleroderma (morphea), eosinophilic fasciitis, scleredema, scleromyxedema, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, and chronic graft-versus-host disease. Particular emphasis is placed on clinical and histopathologic features that help the clinician differentiate between these disorders. Treatment options are briefly reviewed. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This article was published in Rheum Dis Clin North Am and referenced in

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