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Image Number 2392 (Pretibial myxedema)


Diagnosis: Pretibial myxedema

Site: Leg

Sex: F

Age: 38


Description: Waxy papules with exudation of myxoid material

Submitted by: Ted Rosen

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Differential Diagnosis


38 year-old female recently diagnosed with Grave's Disease was referred for evaluation of "bumps" on the legs. Both forelegs showed innumerable coalescent waxy papules. A small nick and mild pressure led to the exudation of a thick, sticky fluid (mucin). Classic example of pretibial myxedema.

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