Scleromyxedema, a positive effect with thalidomide Article

cited authors

  • Jacob, SE; Fien, S; Kerdel, FA

fiu authors

abstract

  • Scleromyxedema is a rare dermatological disorder marked by widespread symmetric 2- to 3-mm, firm, waxy, closely spaced papules involving the hands, forearms, face, neck, upper trunk and thighs. The most common extracutaneous manifestation of scleromyxedema is a benign plasma cell dyscrasia. Treatment of scleromyxedema is limited by the lack of long-term results, toxicity and significant adverse side effects. We report a severe case of scleromyxedema who had marked improvement when treated with thalidomide. Copyright © 2006 S. Karger AG.

publication date

  • August 1, 2006

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 150

end page

  • 152

volume

  • 213

issue

  • 2