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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
scle·re·de·ma a·dul·to·rum(skler'ĕ-dē'mă ā-dŭl-tōr'ŭm)
scleredema(skler?e-de'ma) [? + oidema, swelling]
Induration of the skin of the upper back and neck, usually occurring in association with type 2 DM, and occasionally in patients after acute streptococcal infections. In diabetic patients it may regress with strict control of blood sugars. See: illustration
scleredema adultorumBuschke's scleredema.
Buschke's scleredemaSee: Buschke's scleredema
scleredema neonatorumScleroderma neonatorum.
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