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Disabling Pansclerotic Morphoea of Children Treated with Methotrexate
Amar Surjushe, Saurabh Jindal, Maithili Junagade, DG Saple.
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Grant Medical College and G T Hospital, Mumbai, India.
Disabling pansclerotic morphoea of children is a rare, aggressive, and mutilating variant of deep morphea. It usually begins before the age of 14 years and has relentless progression and severe disability. In children, the localized form of scleroderma is more frequent than the systemic but both of them are rare, constituting less than 3% of rheumatic diseases in childhood. Approximately 1.5% of all scleroderma cases occur before 10 years of age (1, 2). We present a rare case of disabling pansclerotic morphea responded well to methotrexate.

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