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Inflammatory morphea presenting as a hemifacial acquired port-wine stain
  1. Andrea Bassi1,2,
  2. Paola Piccini1,
  3. Cesare Filippeschi1,
  4. Teresa Oranges1,
  5. Teresa Giani3,
  6. Iria Neri4,
  7. Rolando Cimaz3,
  8. Maurizio de Martino1
  1. 1 Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
  2. 2 Department of Pediatric Medicine, Anna Meyer Children’s University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  3. 3 Department of Rheumatology, Anna Meyer Children’s Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
  4. 4 Department of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paola Piccini, Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children’s University Hospital, Florence 50125, Italy; paola.piccini{at}unifi.it

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An otherwise healthy 7-year-old girl presented with non-tender, erythematous patches on the left side of her face. The lesions started under the left eye and involved more of the left side of the face with a well demarcated red line on the forehead, nose and the labial mucosa (figure 1). The lesions were non-blanching and were similar to a congenital port-wine stain (PWS) …

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