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Pretibial myxedema

Pretibial Myxedema in Hypothyroidism


However, if thyroid hormone levels are properly regulated, all signs of myxedema can be reduced in intensity and even cured.

Thyrotropin and thyrotropic receptor antibodies binding sites are found in the plasma membranes of the fibroblasts from the skin of the patients with PTM.

Deposited mucin promotes dermal edema by promoting the retention of fluid in the skin.

Autoimmune thyroid diseases: etiology, pathogenesis, and dermatologic manifestations.

The dosage of Levothyroxine is based on TSH levels.

Eur J Endocrinol 2002; 146: 35—8.

Pretibial myxoedema

What is the treatment for pretibial myxoedema? How is pretibial myxoedema diagnosed? What causes pretibial myxedema? Peak incidence occurs in the fifth to sixth decades of life.

Local application of corticosteroids remains the mainstay of treatment.

Description: Differential diagnoses considered were pretibial myxedema, lichen myxedematosus and chronic obesity lymphoedematous mucinosis.

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By understanding its natural history, eliminating or reducing predisposing factors such as smoking and obesity, appreciating the complexities of the immunologic aberrations leading to mucin deposition, and having a logical approach to therapy, clinicians should be able to at least ameliorate this chronic, occasionally severe, recalcitrant disorder.
Pretibial myxedema like lesions may occur in chronic stasis dermatitis, but histopathology of such lesions show mucin deposition in papillary dermis along with hemosiderin deposition and nodular angiogenesis.

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    Pretibial myxedema (myxoedema (UK), also known as Graves' dermopathy, thyroid dermopathy, Jadassohn-Dösseker disease or Myxoedema tuberosum) is an infiltrative dermopathy, resulting as a rare complication of Graves' disease, with an incidence rate of about 1-5%. Contents 1 Signs and symptoms 2 Risk factors 3 Diagnosis 4 Management 5 References
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    Pretibial myxedema is also called thyroid dermopathy, localized myxedema and infiltrative dermopathy, is a form of diffuse mucinosis in which there is an accumulation of excess glycosaminoglycans in the dermis and subcutis of the skin, usually as a component of thyroid disease.
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    It is also referred to as thyroid dermopathy, Myxoedema tuberosum, Jadassohn-Dosseker disease, or localized myxedema. Pretibial myxedema is used to describe lesions of your skin that are localized. When they are referring to the pretibial area of your body the physician is talking about your shin and the front part of your lower legs. Symptoms
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    Images of pretibial myxoedema. Authoritative facts about the skin from DermNet New Zealand. DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service.
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    Symptoms. When a person has pretibial myxedema it is characterized by: A localized thickening of the skin primary on the lower legs and shins. It can affect your shoulders, upper legs, back, arms, neck, face, torso, and ears. With the skin thickening it can be accompanied by dryness, edema that is non-pitting which means when you put pressure.
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