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Korean J Infect Dis. 1997 May;29(3):257-261. Korean. Case Report.
Ryu KH , Choi BJ , Hwang IS , Kim JW , Kim HN , Kim HS , Shi S , Kim SY , Park BY , Choi DS , Kim YK .
Department 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.

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