Korean J Infect Dis.  1997 May;29(3):257-261.

A Case of Scleredema Preceded by Upper Respiratory Infection

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, and Dermatology, National Police Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Scleredema is a rare connective tissue disease of unknown etiology and characterized by non-pitting thickening of subcutaneous tissue of the neck, face, head, upper trunk and arms. We present a 28 year-old man with extensive skin changes following upper respiratory infection, who have not any concurrent disorders such as diabetes mellitus. Histopathological findings of skin showed normal epidermis with a widening of spaces between collagen bundles by infiltration of acid mucopolysaccharide in the dermis.

Keyword

Scleredema; Streptococci; Infection

MeSH Terms

Adult
Arm
Collagen
Connective Tissue Diseases
Dermis
Diabetes Mellitus
Epidermis
Head
Humans
Neck
Scleredema Adultorum*
Skin
Subcutaneous Tissue
Collagen
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