Idiopathic scleredema

Elise Ng, Rachel Rosenstein, Vitaly Terushkin, Shane Meehan, Miriam Keltz Pomeranz

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Abstract

Scleredema, which also is known as scleredema adultorum of Buschke, is an uncommon sclerodermiform condition that is characterized by progressive thickening and hardening of the skin due to excessive dermal mucin and collagen deposition. The clinical course is variable, and progression of disease may lead to functional impairment with limitations in mobility. The etiology and pathogenesis are unknown although several well-known associations include streptococcal infection; diabetes mellitus, particularly with metabolic syndrome; and monoclonal gammopathy. We present a case of scleredema in a 52-year-old man with no identifiable associated condition, who experienced improvemement with UVB phototherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume22
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Scleredema Adultorum
Mobility Limitation
Streptococcal Infections
Skin
Paraproteinemias
Phototherapy
Mucins
Disease Progression
Diabetes Mellitus
Collagen

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  • Dermatology

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Ng, E., Rosenstein, R., Terushkin, V., Meehan, S., & Pomeranz, M. K. (2016). Idiopathic scleredema. Dermatology Online Journal, 22(12), 5-7.

Idiopathic scleredema. / Ng, Elise; Rosenstein, Rachel; Terushkin, Vitaly; Meehan, Shane; Pomeranz, Miriam Keltz.

In: Dermatology Online Journal, Vol. 22, No. 12, 01.01.2016, p. 5-7.

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Ng, E, Rosenstein, R, Terushkin, V, Meehan, S & Pomeranz, MK 2016, 'Idiopathic scleredema', Dermatology Online Journal, vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 5-7.
Ng E, Rosenstein R, Terushkin V, Meehan S, Pomeranz MK. Idiopathic scleredema. Dermatology Online Journal. 2016 Jan 1;22(12):5-7.
Ng, Elise ; Rosenstein, Rachel ; Terushkin, Vitaly ; Meehan, Shane ; Pomeranz, Miriam Keltz. / Idiopathic scleredema. In: Dermatology Online Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 22, No. 12. pp. 5-7.
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