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Scleredema Medication

  • Author: Lisa K Pappas-Taffer, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
Updated: Jun 28, 2016

Medication Summary

There are no comparative data and no approved algorithm for scleredema treatment. Treatments described in case reports and small case series are described in Medical Care.

Contributor Information and Disclosures

Lisa K Pappas-Taffer, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Staff Physician, Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Lisa K Pappas-Taffer, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, Association of Professors of Dermatology, Medical Dermatology Society, Rheumatologic Dermatology Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.


Victoria P Werth, MD Professor of Dermatology and Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Chief, Division of Dermatology, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Victoria P Werth, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Physicians, American College of Rheumatology, Phi Beta Kappa, Society for Investigative Dermatology, Medical Dermatology Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Richard P Vinson, MD Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L Foster School of Medicine; Consulting Staff, Mountain View Dermatology, PA

Richard P Vinson, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, Texas Medical Association, Association of Military Dermatologists, Texas Dermatological Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Lester F Libow, MD Dermatopathologist, South Texas Dermatopathology Laboratory

Lester F Libow, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology, Texas Medical Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chief Editor

Dirk M Elston, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Dirk M Elston, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Susan M Swetter, MD Director, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Professor, Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

Susan M Swetter, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, Women's Dermatologic Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society for Melanoma Research, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, American Medical Association, Pacific Dermatologic Association, Society for Investigative Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.


Misha A Rosenbach, MD Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Dermatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Misha A Rosenbach, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Academy, Medical Dermatology Society, and Women's Dermatologic Society

Disclosure: Centocor Grant/research funds None

Dina D Strachan, MD Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, St Vincent's Medical Center

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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Middle-aged man who has diabetes with scleredema on the upper part of the back.
Middle-aged man who has diabetes with scleredema on the upper part of the back.
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