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Roni: Morphea Scleroderma

It looks like I burned it on a motorcycle muffer.

Wellenuff by Shelley EnszAbout six years ago I was told that the mark on my ankle and just up to the bottom of my calf was morphea scleroderma and that there was no cure and — wrongly, I've just now discovered — that it could get into my organs and kill me.

The spot has stayed in one place and hasn't grown or given me problems. I hope to one day cure this spot it looks like I burned it on a motorcycle muffler.

Webmaster's Note: Thank you for your story. We often hear that people with morphea have been misinformed about it. Luckily, morphea scleroderma does not affect the internal organs or cause an early death. There are also even some treatments available for morphea, although often morphea will settle down by itself in two to five years, even without any treatment at all. Hopefully, this is the worst it will ever be for you.

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Story posted 5-19-11 SLE

Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
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