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Lichen Myxoedematosus

definition

Rare disorder characterized by proliferation of fibroblasts and excessive deposition of acid mucopolysaccharides in the skin. Numerous lichenoid papules are formed which may coalesce together to form generalized plaques, causing thickening and hardening of the skin. Cardiovascular abnormalities as well as neurologic involvement may occur.

synonyms

Lichen Myxoedematosus, Papular Mucinosis, Mucinosis Papulosa seu Lichenoides, Myxoderma Papulosum, Lichen Fibromucinodosis

UMLS

Lichen myxedematosus, Lichen myxoedematosus, Lichenoid myxedema, Mucinosis papular, Papular mucinosis, Scleromyxedema, Scleromyxoedema

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