My story started about thirteen years ago on my first summer outside. At the age of one I had my first summer out and about in the sun. My mum noticed a small rough patch on my abdomen. She immediately took me to the hospital as she thought it was a burn.
The doctors told her it was not a burn but ran lots of test and biopsy and found nothing. I was referred to a dermatologist and was finally diagnosed with linear morphea at the age of four.
Now at fourteen, the morphea has spread dramatically, mostly down the left side of my body. I have the pigmentation down the left leg, across the abdomen, the back and a small patch on my left ankle.
My treatment at the moment is working extremely well. The morphea has stopped spreading.
Story edited 12-10-07 JTD
Story posted 01-15-08 SLE
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Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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