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M.S. Pequet, K.E. Holland, S. Zhao, B.A. Drolet, S.S. Galbraith, D.H. Siegel and Y.E. Chiu Risk factors for morphoea disease severity: a retrospective review of 114 paediatric patients British Journal of Dermatology 170

Version of Record online: 15 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjd.12758

What's already known about this topic?

  • Paediatric morphoea has an unpredictable disease course with self-limited mild disease in some children and unremitting severely disfiguring disease in others.

What does this study add?

  • Linear morphoea and age of onset < 10 years of age are significantly associated with extracutaneous manifestations.
  • Children with linear morphoea and onset of disease prior to 10 years of age should be treated with systemic therapy to prevent neurological and joint complications.

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