My 25 year old daughter was diagnosed last year with Morphea (localised scleroderma).
The problem became noticeable when the skin down her right leg looked paler, but also the leg was stiffening and painful and still is giving her pain, at that time she was mis-diagnosed with Vitiligo due to the skin colour tone changing.
I note when looking on various websites that there seems to be no known causes, some sites suggest that it could be hereditary !
If this is the case, does anybody know if anyone has done any work with DNA sampling to ascertain if the disease is located within the genetic code of either parent ? If not why has this not been tried to help eliminate a possible cause. If there is information out there can somebody please steer me to the information site.
As an aside, I note that in the news last week Stem-Cell research is now being undertaken for sufferers of M.S. with fair results - can this also apply to other diseases such as Morphea, again if anybody knows anything please drop me a message - thank you in anticipation.
My daughter is currently taking CellCept - Mycophalate Mofetil x 3 - twice a day. Plus Methotrexate x 7 -once a week. Plus Baclofen for cramps x 2 - twice a day the cramps are painful at night and gives her poor sleep patterns. She also takes folic acid and Vitamin D tablets - any feedback to this dosage and type and its overall usage would be helpful - thanks.
Kind regards, Bob Atkinson.