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scleredema

 [sklē″rĕ-de´mah]
diffuse, symmetrical, woodlike, nonpitting induration of the skin; it typically begins on the face, head, or neck and spreads progressively to involve the shoulders, arms, thorax, and sometimes extracutaneous sites. The etiology is unknown; it is usually preceded by any of various infectious processes, especially a staphylococcal infection. In most cases it resolves spontaneously.
scleredema neonato´rum sclerema neonatorum.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

scle·re·de·ma

(sklēr-e-dē'mă), Do not confuse this word with sclerema or scleroderma.
Hard nonpitting edema of the skin of the dorsal aspect of the upper body and extremities, giving a waxy appearance and no sharp demarcation; seen in diabetic patients and in scleredema adultorum.
[scler- + G. oidēma, a swelling (edema)]
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scleredema

Physical exam A diffuse, symmetrical idiopathic induration of skin which may follow staphylococcal skin infection, associated with DM, and resolve spontaneously
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scle·re·de·ma

(skler'ĕ-dē'mă)
Hard, nonpitting edema of the skin of the dorsal aspect of the upper body and extremities, giving a waxy appearance and no sharp demarcation.
Synonym(s): scleroedema.
[scler- + G. oidēma, a swelling (edema)]
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References in periodicals archive ?
Scleredema diabeticorum is a rare and frequently unrecognized manifestation of diabetes.
Oikawa et al., "Diabetic Scleredema," The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol.
Goerz, "Monoclonal gammopathy in scleredema. Observations in three cases," JAMA Dermatology, vol.
Skowsky, "Scleredema diabeticorum: A common and distinct cutaneous manifestation of diabetes mellitus," Diabetes Care, vol.
The myeloma chemotherapy usually results in pronounced improvement of the associated scleredema [1,2,6].
Scleredema of Buschke associated with multiple myeloma.
Scleredema adultorum associated with IgG-kappa multiple myeloma-a case report and review of the literature.
Generalized scleredema: report with autopsy findings.
These histologic features in conjunction with the clinical picture confirmed the diagnosis of Buschke's scleredema.
Scleredema adultorum of Buschke is an uncommon disorder of unknown origin.
Patients with type 2 diabetes are predisposed to develop scleredema of Buschke.12 Risk factors described in patients with scleredema of Buschke are: a long duration of diabetes poorly controlled diabetes obesity hypertension and male gender.4-6 Frequency of this skin disorder related to diabetes remains underestimated and varies between 2.5 to 14%.27 The prognosis of scleredema of Buschke is generally benign.
The frequency of scleredema diabeticorum in diabetic population is probably underestimated.