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Dermal fibrosis

What is dermal fibrosis and what are the treatment for it? Thank you.
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Hi,

Localized fibrosing disorders include several clinical and histopathological conditions that are similar to the skin involvement of systemic sclerosis, but the systemic features are absent. Localized fibrosing disorders can be classified into several subtypes that include morphea, generalized morphea, and linear scleroderma, in which facial involvement is termed en coup de sabre. Linear scleroderma and morphea can coexist in the same patient.

Most patients with dermal fibrosis experience spontaneous remission and require no specific treatment. Treatment depends entirely on the severity of the findings. Intralesional injections of corticosteroids might be helpful in early stages.

Reports indicate that patients with severe localized scleroderma have been treated successfully with psoralen plus ultraviolet light of the A wave length (PUVA) bath photochemotherapy.

Glucocorticoids can be used systemically, topically in ointment form, or under occlusive dressings. Diluted triamcinolone acetonide suspension of 1:3 to 1:5 given by intralesional injection has been suggested. Repeated infiltrations are recommended every 3-4 weeks. Ointments containing heparin or heparinoids also may be helpful.

You could read more about this at
http://www.emedicine.com/MED/topic3132.htm

Let us know if you need any other information.

Regards.

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