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Patchlady: Morphea

None of my health care providers have seen anything like mine, even the dermatologist.

Yellow Daisy for Patchlady by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist I was recently diagnosed with morphea. They are ninety-nine percent sure, but did a biopsy just in case.

I have had this dry rough white patchy spot on my back for over a year, and it often itches and hurts, and has red blisters around it. I finally was able to get into the dermatologist, and now am in a lot of pain from the biopsy and stitches.

I have pictures on my cam phone but I am not sure they can be transferred to the computer. I will try to take more to post. None of my health care providers have seen anything like mine, even the dermatologist. It feels like alligator skin and is about the size of three silver dollars.

I am very scared that it could get worse, and have not been given any indications on how to treat it. Please advise if you have any pictures or suggestions that may be helpful.

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Patchlady
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Story edited 07-07-05 JTD
Story posted 07-07-05 SLE

ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Editor: Judith Devlin
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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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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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