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Chest. 1993 Oct;104(4):1304-5.

Severe extrapulmonary thoracic restriction caused by morphea, a form of localized scleroderma.

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Department of Medicine, Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, GA 30033.

Abstract

A prevalent clinical perception is that thoracic restriction in patients with morphea or scleroderma should not result from cutaneous sclerosis alone; that there must be some underlying parenchymal lung disease or respiratory muscle weakness. But herein we describe a patient with morphea and severe thoracic restriction that appears to result mainly from cutaneous sclerosis.

PMID:
8404222
DOI:
10.1378/chest.104.4.1304
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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