a benign spreading induration of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, possibly streptoccocal in origin, that may follow a febrile illness, with nonpitting thickening and induration of the skin by collagen and mucin deposit appearing first on the head and neck and extending over the trunk; a misnomer, because the disease is not restricted to adults.
Synonym(s): Buschke disease
Buschke disease(1) Scleredema, see there.
scle·re·de·ma a·dul·to·rum(skler'ĕ-dē'mă ā-dŭl-tōr'ŭm)
Buschke,Abraham, Polish-born German dermatologist, 1868-1943.
Buschke disease - obsolete eponym for cryptococcosis. Synonym(s): scleredema adultorum
Buschke-Löwenstein tumor - a large type of condyloma acuminatum found in the genitals. Synonym(s): giant condyloma
Buschke-Ollendorf syndrome - Synonym(s): osteopoikilosis
Busse-Buschke disease - see under Busse