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J Child Neurol. 2014 May;29(5):698-703. doi: 10.1177/0883073813520494. Epub 2014 Mar 24.

Atypical cases of scleroderma en coup de sabre.

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1Pediatric Neurology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universit√§t, M√ľnchen, Munich, Germany.


Scleroderma en coup de sabre typically presents with a cutaneous induration, but involvement of the underlying bone, eye, and brain is common. We report on 4 pediatric cases with atypical initial clinical presentations. All cases were seen at the University of California San Francisco. Patients 1 and 2 presented to the Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic with uveitis and orbital pseudotumor in December 2009 and March 2010, respectively. Patients 3 and 4 were mimicking acquired demyelinating disorders of the brain, acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis, and were referred to the Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis center in 2008.


acquired demyelinating disease; children; epilepsy; multiple sclerosis; scleroderma

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