Atypical scleromyxedema presenting with cutaneous and cardiovascular manifestations

David Kandiah, Sue Ann Teh
  • International Medical Case Reports Journal, September 2016, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/imcrj.s115315

Patients with congestive cardiac failure may have an unusual cause

What is it about?

A case history of an unusual cause of congestive cardiac failure - atypical scleromyxedema. The clinical features, test results including the MRI scan and histopathology of the affected skin helped make the diagnosis. Treatment was geared to the heart failure.

Why is it important?

Doctors need to be aware of unusual presentations of this condition and work out appropriate options of treatment.

Perspectives

Professor David A Kandiah (Author)
University of Western Australia

The patient presented with a complex history and examination. Systematic clinical reasoning allowed targeted investigations and diagnostic confirmation. Treatment of the problems improved the clinical status of the patient.

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