sclerema

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sclerema

 [sklĕ-re´mah]
induration of the subcutaneous fat.
sclerema adipo´sum (sclerema neonato´rum) diffuse, waxlike hardening of the skin and subcutaneous tissue that occurs in premature and debilitated infants during the first weeks of life, usually associated with an underlying condition such as sepsis, congenital heart disease, respiratory distress, or severe dehydration. As it progresses, the skin becomes cold, mottled, yellow to white, and stony hard. The prognosis is poor if it becomes generalized. Called also edema neonatorum.

scle·re·ma

(sklĕ-rē'mă), Do not confuse this word with scleredema or scleroderma.
Induration of subcutaneous fat.
[scler- + edema]

sclerema

/scle·re·ma/ (sklĕ-re´mah) a severe, sometimes fatal disorder of adipose tissue occurring chiefly in preterm, sick, debilitated infants, manifested by induration of the involved tissue, causing the skin to become cold, yellowish white, mottled, boardlike, and inflexible.

scle·re·ma

(skler-ē'mă)
Induration of subcutaneous fat.

sclerema

induration of the subcutaneous fat.