En Coup de Sabre is a term used when linear scleroderma affects the forehead. It appears as an indented, vertical, colorless, line of skin on the forehead. The indentation looks as though the person may have been struck by a sword.
Linear Scleroderma can appear as a long streak resembling a deep sabre wound often called "en coup de sabre." NIH.
En Coup de Sabre is a rare, sporadic disease of indeterminate etiology (cause) which is characterized by progressive atrophy and deformity of one side of the face. Seizure disorder is another feature of this disease." Neuroradiology Reading Room V 2.0, Mayo Foundation.
Neurologic Involvement in Scleroderma en Coup de Sabre. Neurologic damage in LScs is frequent and independent of clinical signs and symptoms. Neuroimaging studies should be considered in all LScs patients at the time of the diagnosis. Longitudinal studies should be done to identify progression, even in asymptomatic patients. Autoimmune Diseases, Vol. 2012, Article ID 719685.
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