ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Morphea can cause a number of complications, including:
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- Self-esteem issues. Morphea can have a negative effect on your self-esteem and body image, particularly if discolored patches of skin appear on your arms, legs or face.
- Movement problems. Morphea that affects the arms or legs can impair joint mobility.
- Widespread areas of hardened, discolored skin. Numerous new patches of hard, discolored skin may seem to join together, a condition known as generalized morphea.
- Eye damage. Children with head and neck morphea may experience unnoticeable, permanent eye damage.
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