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Image Number 312 (Pretibial myxedema)

 
Morphology:
Plaque

Diagnosis: Pretibial myxedema

Site: Shins

Sex: F

Age: 35

Type: Clinical

Description: thick plaques on the shins

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Pretibial myxedema occurs in about 5% of patients who have had Grave's disease.Mucopolysacharides are deposited as plaques in the pretibial skin.Many patients have associated thyroid acropachy

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