active generlized morphea
Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:59 AM
Posted 16 March 2008 - 09:33 AM
No question is a silly question. (and yes, I use to teach in case that sounds familiar ). I'm really not sure why generalized morphea would require a scleroderma specialist except for ensuring that there isn't any systemic involvement (which usually isn't the case) or overlap of other autoimmune disorders. On the ISN generalized morphea page it says "Diagnosis of morphea is often confirmed with a skin biopsy, which is usually performed by a dermatologist. Morphea is usually diagnosed and treated by dermatologists."
If all you are seeing is a dermatologist, I would make sure that he or she has experience with your type of morphea and can recognize the need to call in other doctors if it were to become necessary. Sorry I couldn't answer your question, but I hope this helped.
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:00 AM