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Jose G: Linear or Morphea Scleroderma?

I have linear on my leg and my arm, and to be honest, I have been fighting it for several years, but I only get worse.

Landscape with Palms by Ione Bridgman, ISN ArtistHello everyone. I am actually not quite sure of what I have. I do have a question, is morphea the same as linear scleroderma? I have linear on my leg and my arm, and to be honest, I have been fighting it for several years, but I only get worse.

The spot I have is causing muscular atrophy and loss of strength. I have been to several doctors, but all they do is give me creams.

Another question, can it affect the hands? My hands aren't affected by the spot, but I have limited mobility and they ache.

Thank you everyone, and if you know of a good doctor somewhere, please let me know so I can visit him.

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Jose G.
Email: [email protected]
Story edited 10-11-08 JTD
Story posted 12-15-09 SLE

Story Artist: Ione Bridgman
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
(Español/Spanish) Jose G: Esclerodermia Lineal o Morfea

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ISN Artist: Ione Bridgman

Ione BridgmanISN Artist Ione Bridgman created original artwork to illustrate this page. She is 90 years old, and lives in New Zealand. Her lovely paintings illustrate many of our pages and the covers of our Voices of Scleroderma Book Series.

ISN Translator and Editor: Alba León

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