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E-IJD CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 215

Scleromyxedema, a therapeutic dilemma


1 Basic Science, School of Medicine, Universidad de Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, USA
2 Department of Dermatology, University Hospital "Dr. Jose E. González", Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Nuevo León, Mexico, USA

Correspondence Address:
Julio Cesar Salas-Alanis
Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, Otomie 206, Colonia Azteca Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico CP 67150,
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.152600

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Scleromyxedema is characterized by indurated erythematous papules disseminated on the face, chest and limbs. About twenty cases treated with thalidomide, stem cells, melphalan and immunoglobulin with varying results have been described. We present the case of a 28-year-old male patient diagnosed with scleromyxedema not associated with monoclonal gammopathy, multi-treated with anti-leprosy drugs, UVA1, and thalidomide for 4 years with no improvement.


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