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Wendy B: Mother of Daughter with Morphea and Vitiligo

Although the Morphea has improved, it stills seems to be active.

Pink Roses for Wendy by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist My daughter has morphea and vitiligo. I first noticed a hard patch of skin on her abdomen when she was in the garden one summer.

After that the morphea started to spread up the left side of her body, towards her back and down her left leg. The vitiligo started at the same time.

I am not overly concerned about the vitiligo at present, but I would like to know if anyone else has the morphea and vitiligo together? Although the Morphea has improved, it still seems to be active.

My daughter is now nine years old. Her dermatologist did say the morphea would become less active and eventually die out, but that seems not to be the case with my daughter. Her skin is still red and inflamed, which shows that there is some activity. The methotrexate is keeping it under control, but when will it die out? Her left leg is thinner than her right leg and recently she has had aching where the Morphea is on her leg.

My questions are: Does anyone else have morphea and vitiligo? And what is the outcome? Also has anyone experienced any recent improvements with their morphea?

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Wendy B.
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Story posted 1-25-03 SLE

ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Editor: Judith Devlin

ISN Artist: Sherrill Knaggs (In Loving Memory)

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.

ISN Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin

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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