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Disabling pansclerotic morphea in an adult Yemeni patient: a case report

Journal of Dermatology & Cosmetology
Mohammad Ali Alshamia,1 Ahlam Mohamed Al-shamib,2 Hadeel Mohammad Alshamia2


Pansclerotic morphea is a highly rare, treatment-resistant, and debilitating variant of localized morphea that affects the entire thickness of the skin and sometimes involves muscles and bone. It manifests as expanding sclerotic plaques that eventually coalesce over the whole trunk or circumferentially extend into the extremities. It is also associated with an increased risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Herein, we present the first case of a 30-year-old male patient with typical features of pansclerotic morphea in Yemen. Our patient’s case is unique because it presents a new sign not reported before, namely the
boxer-jump sign, besides other previously reported typical signs.


pansclerotic morphea, plaques, localized scleroderma, tip-toe gait, top tank sign, boxer-jump sign