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Clinical dermatology •Concise report
Scleromyxoedema with disseminated subcutaneous nodules: rare presentation of an uncommon dermatosis
Article first published online: 21 MAY 2012
© The Author(s). CED © 2012 British Association of Dermatologists
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 38, Issue 1, pages 36–39, January 2013
How to Cite
Singh, S., Kanwar, A. J. and Saikia, U. N. (2013), Scleromyxoedema with disseminated subcutaneous nodules: rare presentation of an uncommon dermatosis. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 38: 36–39. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2012.04387.x
- Issue published online: 18 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 21 MAY 2012
- Accepted for publication 15 January 2012
Scleromyxoedema, also known as generalized lichen myxoedematosus, is a cutaneous mucinosis characterized by a generalized papular and sclerodermoid eruption, mucin deposition, increased fibroblast proliferation and fibrosis. It is often associated with underlying monoclonal gammopathy, and it responds poorly to treatment. There are very few reports of nodular eruption in scleromyxoedema. We report a case of a prominent nodular eruption in an adolescent boy with scleromyxoedema without any underlying paraproteinaemia, and review the literature.