Waxy patches of skin are the best-known symptoms of the type of localized scleroderma known as morphea. These patches can be many different sizes, shapes, and colors. Quite often the skin beneath the patch becomes thicker. These patches can increase or decrease in size and even vanish suddenly. Statistics show that most cases of morphea happen in the 20-50 age bracket. Morphea also affects a fair number of children.
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