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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.



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.


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.


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.


Keloidal scleroderma; Nodular scleroderma; Scleroderma

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