scleredema

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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.

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)]

scleredema

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

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)]