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]

scle·re·ma

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