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Kimmy: Morphea

My morphea started off as a little bump on my stomach.

Monarch Butterfly for Kimmy by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist Hi, my name is Kim. I just turned sixteen in September. My morphea started off as a little bump on my stomach. I thought it was very weird so I went to a doctor. He diagnosed it for ten months as a cyst. Then I finally requested to have the cyst removed. So I went to a surgeon and he said that is not a cyst, it is a disease. The surgeon referred me to a dermatologist and that is when I was diagnosed with morphea.

This has been going on for eleven months. Now I am seeing a rheumatologist and I hope that this will stop growing. A big part of it is on my stomach, but now it also extends down to my right leg.

If you have experienced morphea, please any comments would help. I do not know what all should be done.

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Story posted 10-26-04
Posted in Newsroom 12-12-04 SLE

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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.

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