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Hypopigmented micropapules in apparently quiescent morphea lesions: A manifestation of disease activity.


We present two young patients with morphea or localized scleroderma undergoing systemic treatment, who developed papular lesions on pre-existing sclerotic plaques. Histology was compatible with a papular presentation of morphea and other entities in the differential diagnosis were ruled out. We believe this is a very uncommon presentation of activity in lesions of morphea and should be made known to clinicians so that activity and progression of the disease can be recognized and treated to avoid complications.

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