We report two patients with generalized morphea-like eruptions, the distribution of which was confined to areas mechanically compressed by underclothes. One patient had Raynaud's phenomenon and anticentromere antibodies, and the other patient had a long history of occupational exposure to organic solvents. We believe that the Koebner phenomenon, resulting from local compression by underclothes, might be responsible for the development of morphea-like lesions in patients with subclinical systemic sclerosis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - May 2006|
- Koebner phenomenon
- Organic solvent
- Systemic sclerosis
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