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Pretibial Myxedema Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Ranjodh Singh Gill, MD, FACP, CCD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
 
Updated: Feb 02, 2016
 
 
 
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Author

Ranjodh Singh Gill, MD, FACP, CCD Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center; Consulting Staff, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Ranjodh Singh Gill, MD, FACP, CCD is a member of the following medical societies: American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, American College of Physicians, Endocrine Society, International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Medical Society of Virginia, North American Sikh Medical and Dental Association, Richmond Academy of Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

David F Butler, MD Section Chief of Dermatology, Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System; Professor of Dermatology, Texas A&M University College of Medicine; Founding Chair, Department of Dermatology, Scott and White Clinic

David F Butler, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha, Association of Military Dermatologists, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for MOHS Surgery, Phi Beta Kappa

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Christen M Mowad, MD Professor, Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center

Christen M Mowad, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, Noah Worcester Dermatological Society, Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology, Phi Beta Kappa

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

Gregory J Raugi, MD, PhD Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Washington at Seattle School of Medicine; Chief, Dermatology Section, Primary and Specialty Care Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center of Seattle

Gregory J Raugi, MD, PhD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

George E vonHilsheimer, MD Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Chief, Staff Dermatologist, Department of Medicine, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia

George E vonHilsheimer, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Association of Military Dermatologists

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Kathryn K Garner, MD Staff Physician, Family Health Clinic, Ehrling Bergquist Clinic, Offutt AFB, NE

Kathryn K Garner, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgements

Purnima Sau, MD Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Dermatology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Laurel R Stearns, DO ResidentPhysician, Department of Dermatology, National Capital Consortium

Laurel R Stearns, DO is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology and Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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Bilateral erythematous infiltrative plaques in the pretibial areas.
Deposition of mucin in the reticular dermis (hematoxylin and eosin stain, original magnification X25).
Blue staining of mucin with colloidal iron stain (original magnification X25).
 
 
 
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