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Localized myxedema on the nasal dorsum in a patient with Graves' disease: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2575623     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 56-year-old Japanese female with Graves' disease associated with localized myxedema on the nasal dorsum. The patient developed localized myxedema concomitantly with hyperthyroidism before antithyroid therapy was given. The lesion was totally removed surgically, as it was small and well circumscribed. Although unusual locations of localized myxedema have been reported elsewhere, there is to date no case of localized myxedema on the nasal dorsum without involvement of the pretibial area reported in the literature. We discuss this unique feature of our patient.
F Akasu; K Takazawa; R Akasu; T Onaya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endocrinological investigation     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0391-4097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endocrinol. Invest.     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-07     Completed Date:  1990-03-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806594     Medline TA:  J Endocrinol Invest     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  717-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Third Department of Internal Medicine, University of Yamanashi Medical School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Autoantibodies / blood
Graves Disease / complications*
Immunoglobulins, Thyroid-Stimulating
Middle Aged
Myxedema / complications*
Thyroxine / blood
Triiodothyronine / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Autoantibodies; 0/Immunoglobulins, Thyroid-Stimulating; 6893-02-3/Triiodothyronine; 7488-70-2/Thyroxine

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