Issue: 2019 > January > case report

Radiation-induced morphea: autoimmunity as a risk factor

A. Machan, S. Oumakhir, M. Khalidi, N. Hjira, M. Boui
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Radiation-induced morphea (RIM) is a rare complication of radiotherapy of unknown etiology. We report the case of a woman with a history of vitiligo and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, who developed RIM following radiotherapy for breast carcinoma. We suggest that a history of autoimmune disease is a possible risk factor for the development of RIM.