Search our Database of Scientific Publications and Authors

I’m looking for a
    Localized cutaneous fibrosing disorders.
    Rheum Dis Clin North Am 2013 May 16;39(2):347-64. Epub 2013 Mar 16.
    Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
    This article acquaints the reader with disorders of the skin that might mimic systemic sclerosis but whose pathology is localized to the skin and/or has extracutaneous manifestations that are different than systemic sclerosis. These disorders include localized scleroderma (morphea), eosinophilic fasciitis, scleredema, scleromyxedema, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, and chronic graft-versus-host disease. Particular emphasis is placed on clinical and histopathologic features that help the clinician differentiate between these disorders. Treatment options are briefly reviewed.

    Similar Publications

    Scleroderma mimics.
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 2012 Feb;14(1):39-46
    BIDMC, Division of Rheumatology and Lupus Center, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
    Scleroderma is a rare systemic autoimmune disease with multiple organ manifestations, including skin fibrosis. The groups of disorders classified as scleroderma mimics share the common thread of skin thickening but are otherwise quite incongruous in terms of underlying disease process and other organ involvement. This article reviews the clinical presentation, etiology, and treatment options available for scleroderma mimics, including morphea, scleredema, diabetic cheiroarthropathy, scleromyxedema, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, and eosinophilic fasciitis. Read More
    Morphological clues in the diagnosis of sclerodermiform dermatitis.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2014 Jun;36(6):449-64
    *Pathology Specialist, Department of Cellular Pathology, Hospital El Bierzo, Ponferrada, Spain; and Departments of †Resident (M.G-T.), Assistant Dermatologist (A.L.R-V.) Department of Dermatology, ‡Associate Professor, Pathology, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, INER/CIENI, Hospital Angeles Lomas, Centro Medico ABC, Mexico City, México.
    In this report, we review 5 sclerodermiform cutaneous conditions: eosinophilic fasciitis, systemic nephrogenic fibrosis, scleredema, scleromyxedema, and toxic oil syndrome. We emphasize the morphological differences between the conditions and some morphological clues that are important to differential diagnosis. Read More
    The differential diagnosis of systemic sclerosis.
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 2013 Nov;25(6):692-9
    aDepartment of Rheumatology bDepartment of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
    Purpose Of Review: The new American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism classification criteria will enable earlier diagnosis and, therefore, the use of newer treatment modalities for systemic sclerosis (SSc). It is therefore critical to exclude non-SSc causes for diffuse skin thickening as early as possible.

    Recent Findings: The recently described gadolinium-induced nephrogenic systemic fibrosis may mimic SSc as may other conditions which require a different treatment strategy. Read More