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Case Reports in Rheumatology
Volume 2011, Article ID 134705, 3 pages
Case Report

Morphoea with Myositis: A Rare Association

1Department of Rheumatology, Homerton University Hospital, London E9 6SR, UK
2Department of Dermatology, Homerton University Hospital, London E9 6SR, UK

Received 23 June 2011; Accepted 8 August 2011

Academic Editors: G. S. Alarcon, D. R. Alpert, and L. Krause

Copyright © 2011 Mary Sommerlad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this case, we describe an unusual presentation of a young woman with a rash typical of morphoea (confirmed on biopsy), who went on to develop myositis in an atypical distribution. Although the association of myositis with diffuse systemic sclerosis is well described, the link with localised scleroderma (morphoea) and myositis has not been described.