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Patient Information Leaflets (PILs)

These Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) are specially written by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD).

Please note:

  1. There are thousands of different skin complaints, therefore, the focus of the British Association of Dermatologists' PILs production is on the most common, rarest or debilitating skin conditions.
  2. The offer to provide details of source materials used to inform the British Association of Dermatologists' PILs is for instances where the advice provided in the PILs does not reflect local practice and therefore evidence supporting said advice needs to be produced. It is not an offer to conduct literature searches or supply bibilographic materials for your own research.

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Morphoea

Morphoea is a rare skin disorder where areas of skin become much thicker and firmer than normal. It is sometimes called ‘localised scleroderma.’ This term originates from two words ‘sklero’ meaning ‘hard’ and ‘derma’ meaning skin. It should not be confused with systemic sclerosis, which is a different disease that affects internal organs and the blood circulation as well as the skin. Morphoea usually affects a few small areas of the skin. Very rarely, it can occur over larger areas of the body in a form called ‘generalised morphoea.’ 

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