Generalized morphea-like lesions arising in mechanically-compressed areas by underclothes

Mutsuko Ehara, Takashi Oono, Osamu Yamasaki, Hironori Matsuura, Keiji Iwatsuki

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-309
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2006


  • Compression
  • Koebner phenomenon
  • Morphea
  • Organic solvent
  • Systemic sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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