morphoea

morphoea Brit var of MORPHEA

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n.
a localized form of scleroderma characterized by firm ivory-coloured waxy plaques in the skin without any internal sclerosis. The plaques may often disappear spontaneously but resolution is slow.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • morphoea — n. a localized form of scleroderma characterized by firm ivory coloured waxy plaques in the skin without any internal sclerosis. The plaques may often disappear spontaneously but resolution is slow …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • morphoea — variant of morphea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Склеродермия Кольцевидная (Morphoea) — локализованная форма склеродермии, характеризующаяся появлением плотных, цвета слоновой кости, восковых бляшек на коже без какого либо их внутреннего склсрозирования. Эти бляшки могут со временем исчезнуть самостоятельно, однако этот процесс… …   Медицинские термины

  • СКЛЕРОДЕРМИЯ КОЛЬЦЕВИДНАЯ — (morphoea) локализованная форма склеродермии, характеризующаяся появлением плотных, цвета слоновой кости, восковых бляшек на коже без какого либо их внутреннего склсрозирования. Эти бляшки могут со временем исчезнуть самостоятельно, однако этот… …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • СКЛЕРОДЕРМИЯ — (sclerodermia, seleroderma, sclerema, dermato sclerosis, твердокожие, затвердение кожи), хроническое или подострое заболевание кожи, характеризующееся своеобразным деревянистым утолщением и уплотнением соединительнотканных элементов кожи и… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • scleroderma — Thickening and induration of the skin caused by new collagen formation, with atrophy of pilosebaceous follicles; either a manifestation of progressive systemic sclerosis or localized (morphea) …   Medical dictionary

  • connective-tissue disease — any one of a group of diseases that are characterized by inflammatory changes in connective tissue and can affect virtually any body system. Formerly known as collagen diseases (connective tissue disease has been the preferred term since 1978),… …   Medical dictionary

  • connective-tissue disease — any one of a group of diseases that are characterized by inflammatory changes in connective tissue and can affect virtually any body system. Formerly known as collagen diseases (connective tissue disease has been the preferred term since 1978),… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • scleroderma — n. thickening of the skin, either localized (see morphoea) or generalized, resulting in waxy ivory coloured areas. Treatment is unsatisfactory, but spontaneous resolution may occur. The cause is unknown, but scleroderma may well be an autoimmune… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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