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Pretibial Myxedema: Case Presentation and Review of Treatment Options.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24807996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pretibial myxedema (PM) is a rare autoimmune manifestation of Graves' disease, which commonly presents as diffuse, nonpitting edema of shins and less often as plaques, nodules, or elephantiasis lesions mimicking lymphedema. We present a 57-year-old woman with 12-month history of PM, which occurred a year after treatment of Graves' disease and improved with topical corticosteroids, support stockings, and intralesional steroid injections until recurrence with local erythema and woody edema. A literature review was undertaken of the evidence-based treatment modalities for symptomatic PM: although commonly asymptomatic and self-limited, severe cases of PM may be treated with topical corticosteroid, compressive therapy, and intralesional corticosteroid injections.
Authors:
Whan B Kim; Nisha Mistry; Afsaneh Alavi; Cathryn Sibbald; Ronald G Sibbald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of lower extremity wounds     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6941     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Low Extrem Wounds     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128359     Medline TA:  Int J Low Extrem Wounds     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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