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Scleromyxedema, Lichen Myxedematosus or Papular Mucinosis

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Overview
Causes of Scleromyxedema
Treatments for Scleromyxedema
Scleromyxedma Personal Stories
References

What is Scleromyxedema?

Scleromyxedema KaleidoscopeScleromyxedema is a scleroderma-like condition. However, it causes thickening and hardening that makes the skin look too ample, rather than too tight, as in scleroderma. It is also referred to as Scleromyxedema of Groton, lichen myxedematosus, and papular mucinosis. (2)

Causes of Scleromyxedema

Scleromyxedema. Scleromyxedema is a generalized rare papular mucinosis (also known as lichen myxedematosus) associated to a monoclonal gammopathy and systemic symptoms. Indian Journal of Dermatology.

Treatments for Scleromyxedema

(Case Report) Scleromyxedema with Subcutaneous Nodules: Successful Treatment with Thalidomide and Intravenous Immunoglobulin. Karger, Case Reports in Dermatology.

Scleromyxedema Personal Stories

Phyllis K. Phillips: Scleromyxedema I have been living with scleromyxedema for ten years, and as you may know, there is very little information about it…

References

(2) Scleromyxedema information from the book Systemic Sclerosis, First Edition by Dr. Phil Clements and Dr. Daniel Furst, pages 100-102.

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