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August 1981

Linear Scleroderma in Children

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville (Drs Kesler and Saulsbury), the Department of Pediatrics, Grundy Hospital, Grundy, Va (Dr McDonald), and the Department of Pediatrics, Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Va (Dr Balasubramaniam).

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(8):738-740. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130320052017

• Two children with linear scleroderma (linear morphea) and similar clinical and serological findings were followed up for three years. One of the patients had been given penicillamine. The treated patient suffered atrophy of three extremities, whereas the untreated patient has had no progression of his disease.

(Am J Dis Child 1981;135:738-740)