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Vali: Mother of Linear Scleroderma Patient


Yellow Orchid for Vali by Ione Bridgman, ISN ArtistMy name is Valentina, and I have a ten-year-old daughter. This summer I realized that my little girl had lines in her forearms, arms and in a leg and knee joint that were dark on the outside, but lighter in co lour inside, as if she had a bad tan. In the thigh she had a scar that began in her buttocks and ended in her leg, but this shrank a bit.

A dermatologist diagnosed her with Linear Scleroderma, but another one said it was Linear Lichen Planus. My daughter's feet, when she walks, turn inside, and she is often warm, but doesn't have a fever.

Does this correspond to any of the diagnosis? I am a concerned mother looking for other opinions. Do you have any?

Thanks in advance. I trust you! I am in terrible shape.

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Email: [email protected]
Story edited 12-15-08 JTD
Story posted 01-20-09 SLE

Story Artist: Ione Bridgman
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
Vali: Sclerodermia Lineare
Cos'è la Sclerodermia

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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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