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Case Rep Dermatol. 2016 Nov 14;8(3):303-310. eCollection 2016 Sep-Dec.

Scleroderma with Nodular Scleroderma.

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Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Phramongkutklao Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Nodular scleroderma is a rare variant of scleroderma which can occur in connection with systemic sclerosis or morphea. A biopsy from the lesion can demonstrate the scleroderma pattern, i.e., keloid pattern or mixed type. Treatment is challenging, and several treatments modalities have been reported with unsatisfactory results.

MAIN OBSERVATIONS:

We present a case of systemic sclerosis in a 50-year-old female who developed nodular scleroderma in the absence of deterioration of the scleroderma condition. Although no additional treatment was given, the lesions remained stable without progression.

CONCLUSIONS:

Although this condition is rare, it has been reported sporadically, and clinicians should be able to recognize this variant in cases of scleroderma presenting with firm nodules or plaques.

KEYWORDS:

Keloidal scleroderma; Nodular scleroderma; Scleroderma

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