Morphea with Oral Mucosa Involvement and Unilateral Nevoid Telangiectasia as an Early Presentation of Morphea: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Penelope Hirt, Suchismita Paul, Weena Phuthongkam, Lawrence Schachner

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Abstract

Oral mucosal involvement in patients with morphea is quite rare. Unilateral nevoid telangiectasia is a rare vascular dermatosis characterized by unilateral telangiectasia distributed in a dermatomal pattern, especially on the upper trunk and extremities. We describe a case of a 10-year-old female patient that presents with morphea on her left chin and upper lip extending to the inner oral mucosa as well as a unilateral nevoid telangiectasia on her left cheek as an early presentation of localized scleroderma. This case is significant as it demonstrates a striking clinical presentation of morphea and an interesting early presentation of morphea as a unilateral nevoid telangiectasia that improved after treatment with oral methotrexate and prednisone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2020

Keywords

  • localized scleroderma
  • Morphea
  • morphea with oral involvement
  • nevoid telangiectasia
  • nevus
  • telangiectasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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