Raised, waxy skin accumulations known as morphea are a hallmark of localized scleroderma. Statistics show that morphea is most common in adults between the ages of 20 and 50. However, it also affects a fair number of children. These painless lesions vary in size, shape, and color and typically cause increased skin thickness. They frequently appear on the torso but may also affect the face and limbs. As the name suggests, morphea may change size or shape and appear or vanish without warning.
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