Definition of Morphea
1. Noun. Localized scleroderma.
Medical Definition of Morphea
1. A skin lesion that is characterised by the presence of localised, indurated, slightly depressed areas of thickened dermal tissue that may be white or yellow in colour and surrounded by a pink or purplish halo. See: in cutaneus scleroderma. (27 Sep 1997)
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Literary usage of Morphea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology by William Allen Pusey (1917)
"To my mind all the facts indicate that morphea is a distinct pathological entity, while diffuse ... morphea is not very rare, and is not a grave affection. ..."
2. A Compend of diseases of the skin by Jay Frank Schamberg (1905)
"morphea is a disease characterized by rounded or oval, well-defined, firm, coin-sized or ... Many writers look upon morphea as a circumscribed scleroderma. ..."
3. Diseases of the skin and the eruptive fevers by Jay Frank Schamberg (1921)
"morphea is looked upon by most writers as a circumscribed form of scleroderma. ... Antirheumatic remedies may be used for pain. morphea Derivation. ..."
4. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"morphea Guttata (White spot disease).*—In this variety the eruption ... 77; morphea Guttata (<'ase report; discussion of previous cases with references). ..."
5. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin by John Vietch Shoemaker (1909)
"Sclerodermie en plaques—Addison's ki morphea is a chronic disease of the skin, characterize ance of ..."
6. Life in Brazil by Thomas Ewbank (1856)
"Fat Pigs and morphea—Mills. —Cotton-tree.—Coffee Plantation.—Tailless Dogs and Fowls.—Process of preparing Coffee for the Market. ..."