MRI findings in deep and generalized morphea (localized scleroderma)

Marius Horger, Gerhard Fierlbeck, Jasmin Kuemmerle-Deschner, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Manfred Wehrmann, Claus D. Claussen, Jan Fritz

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OBJECTIVE. Our objective was to describe the spectrum of MRI features in patients with deep and generalized morphea. CONCLUSION. Imaging features of morphea are not specific and usually overlap with those of other disorders involving the skin, fascia, and musculature, such as some types of fasciitis, myositis, and so forth. Nevertheless, the imaging features of morphea reflect pathomorphologic changes of this rare disorder and enable a complete assessment of the disease extent, including depth of infiltration and disease activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-39
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Deep morphea
  • Generalized morphea
  • Localized scleroderma
  • MRI
  • Morphea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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