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Periocular Scleromyxedema.
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PMID:  24807804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Scleromyxedema is characterized by cutaneous mucinosis and rarely presents to oculoplastic surgeons with bilateral upper and lower eyelid swelling. The authors present 2 case reports with a review of the literature and discuss the ophthalmic manifestations of scleromyxedema and the management of these cases. Both patients were in their early 50s and were fit and well prior to the presentation. They both presented with eyelid swelling and underlying nodularity of the subcutaneous tissue. The skin biopsy confirmed cutaneous manifestations of scleromyxedema. The systemic manifestations responded to intravenous and oral steroids and intravenous infusions of immunoglobulin. The ophthalmic manifestations were managed conservatively. Scleromyxedema is a rare connective tissue disease characterized by cutaneous mucinosis, extracutaneous manifestations, and monoclonal gammopathy. It rarely affects the eyelids and cornea. The authors would like to present 2 cases of periocular scleromyxedema.
Farhan Qureshi; Aruna Dharmasena; Brian Leatherbarrow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1537-2677     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:  2014 May 
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Created Date:  2014-5-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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