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My report reads the following, can you please explain in

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My report reads the following, can you please explain in simple terms: Consistent with morphea.
Sections show increased dermal thickness with broad sclerotic collagen bundles parallel with the epidermis and extending into the subcutis, and diminution of adipose tissue around the adnexal structures which are lost. The elastic stain shows a maintained elastic fiber network, which supports the above diagnosis. Initital and level sections were examined.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. Bonilla.

I understand your concerns. The report describes a benign skin disorder due to excessive collagen deposition leading to thickening and sclerosis of the skin. The biopsy is consistent with morphea that is a local sclerosis. Let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is it deep within the skin?
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.

It's limited to the skin and involves the subcutenous fat on the deepest description.

Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.

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