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Hope: Linear Morphea

The rash started spreading up my arm and over my joints, it started to scar.

Pink Daisy by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist When I was twelve, I got this rash on my left arm that would not go away. My mom took me to the doctor and for three months he treated it as ringworm.

The rash started spreading up my arm and over my joints, it started to scar. The rash looked like a long line of bruises going up just one side of my arm. The scar on my hand and elbow looked like a burn scar.

A year after the doctor started treating me for ringworm, he finally sent me to Denver and from Denver they sent me to Kansas City and there they finally diagnosed it as linear morphea.

I have not had any other outbreaks of it anywhere else on my body. It has stayed in one place. I have to keep lotion on it to keep the scar from drying out and cracking. But other than that, there is nothing else that I do for it.

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Story edited 09-19-06 JTD
Story posted 10-26-06 SLE

ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Editor: Judith Devlin
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ISN Artist: Sherrill Knaggs (In Loving Memory)

Sherrill KnaggsSherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist, created the digital photo to illustrate the story on this page. Sherrill lived in New Zealand. Her story was featured in ISN's book, Voices of Scleroderma Volume 2.

ISN Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin

Photo of JudithJudith Thompson Devlin is the ISN Story Editor for this story. She is also lead editor of the ISN's wonderful Voices of Scleroderma book series!

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