Cutaneous lesion(s) characterized by indurated, slightly depressed plaques of thickened dermal fibrous tissue of a whitish or yellowish-white color surrounded by a pinkish or purplish halo. Lesions occur at any age, without systemic involvement, and usually resolve after a few years. SYN: localized scleroderma. [G. morphe, form, figure]
- m. guttata a form of m. with small discrete, white, waxy, indurated lesions. SYN: white spot disease.
- m. linearis SYN: linear scleroderma.

* * *

mor·phea also Brit mor·phoea mȯr-'fē-ə n, pl mor·phe·ae also Brit mor·phoe·ae -'fē-ē localized scleroderma

* * *

mor·phea (mor-feґə) [Gr. morphē form] a localized form of scleroderma having one or more supple, nonindurated, pink to purple macules and later discrete, yellow to white patches or plaques in which the skin is hard, dry, and smooth. The lesions may remain localized or become generalized. Called also circumscribed or localized scleroderma. Cf. systemic scleroderma.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Morphea — Morphea, soviel wie Aussatz …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Morphea — For the drug, see Morphine. Morphea Classification and external resources ICD 10 L94.0 …   Wikipedia

  • Morphea — Als Morphea (gr. μορφή morphe „Form, Gestalt“) werden in der Medizin bezeichnet: die zirkumskripte (umschriebene) Sklerodermie Hautflecken bei der Lepra Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Untersche …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • morphea — mor·phea …   English syllables

  • morphea — noun localized scleroderma • Hypernyms: ↑scleroderma, ↑dermatosclerosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Morphea (comics) — Morphea Publication information Publisher DC Comics First app …   Wikipedia

  • Morphea–lichen sclerosus et atrophicus overlap — is characterized by both lesions of morphea and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, most commonly seen in women.[1] See also Scleroderma List of cutaneous conditions References ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews Diseases… …   Wikipedia

  • Morphea profunda — involves deep subcutaneous tissue, including fascia, and there is a clinical overlap with eosinophilic fasciitis, eosinophilia myalgia syndrome, and the Spanish toxic oil syndrome.[1] Morphea profunda shows little response to corticosteroids and… …   Wikipedia

  • morphea-like — Eng. Morphea like Ver basalioma esclerodermiforme palpebral …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • morphea profunda — subcutaneous morphea deep m …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.