Ten patients with skin lesions clinically consistent with morphea and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus were studied. In all cases, histopathologic changes of both morphea and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus were also present. The coexistence of morphea and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus in the same patient suggests that these lesions represent a spectrum which may reflect similar etiologic events or closely related pathologic processes in these two diseases.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
|***|| Supported in part by United States Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health grants TO-AM 07284, AM 12129, AM 19537, AM 27123, and RR 00036, and by a grant from the National Foundation—March of Dimes.
|****|| We thank Drs. Morris D. Marcus, Eugenia T. Poulos, John A. Powell, and Lester T. Reese for referring patients to this study. We also thank Dr. Robert W. Ogilvie for histologic slides on Patient 3.