Linear Morphea

What is morphea?

Morphea is a skin condition that involves a patch or patches of discolored or hardened skin on the face, neck, hands, torso, or feet. The condition is rare and thought to affect less than 3 out of 100,000 people. Morphea predominately affects your skin. It doesn’t involve your internal organs. In most cases, it resolves on its own, but you can experience a relapse. More severe forms can lead to cosmetic deformities, and it occasionally affects the muscle, joints, or bone.

What are the symptoms of morphea?

Alteration in the physical as well as mental conditions

Inability to move body parts properly

Skin discoloration

Sleeping disorders


What causes morphea?

The exact cause of morphea isn’t yet known. It’s thought to be an immune disorder, meaning that the immune system is attacking the skin. The collagen-producing cells might become overactive and overproduce collagen. Collagen is a protein normally found in skin that helps provide structural support. With too much collagen, your skin becomes hard. Morphea may be triggered by radiation therapy, repeated trauma to your skin, environmental exposure, or an infection.

  • Infection
  • Environmental exposure
  • Repetitive trauma on the skin

What are the main symptoms of Linear Morphea?

  • Patches my develop with lighter or white colored center.
  • Skin becomes hard dry , shiny and thickened .
  • Hair loss in the affected area.
  • Loss of sweat glands.

Who is at risk for morphea?

Morphea is more common in women than in men. It can occur in both children and adults, and is usually diagnosed in school-aged children between the ages of 2 and 14 or in adults in their 50s. Morphea is more common in people of European descent.