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Naomi Tani, Kazunari Sugita, Osamu Yamamoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 25, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
D Sharma, A Somasekhara-Aradhya, P Vignesh, U-N Saikia, S Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Beate Eckes, Fang Wang, Pia Moinzadeh, Nicolas Hunzelmann, Thomas Krieg
Sclerosing skin diseases represent a large number of distinct disease entities, which include systemic sclerosis, localized scleroderma, and scleredema adultorum. These pathologies have a common clinical appearance and share histological features. However, the specific interplay between cytokines and growth factors, which activate different mesenchymal cell populations and production of different extracellular matrix components, determines the biomechanical properties of the skin and the clinical features of each disease...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
Michael Mickel, Ahmad Jalili, Christina Gesslbauer, Richard Crevenna
PURPOSE: Scleredema Adultorum Buschke is a disorder manifesting indurations of the skin mostly followed by musculoskeletal impairment. Data regarding this fact are seldom found and documentation of functional outcome of physical therapies and modalities related to Scleredema Adultorum Buschke is fragmentary. The aim of this case report is to demonstrate and to document an effective concept of rehabilitation in a patient suffering from Scleredema Adultorum Buschke. METHODS: A treatment plan was developed containing therapeutic ultrasound, manual lymphatic drainage, and physiotherapy...
July 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
Caterina Ferreli, Giulia Gasparini, Aurora Parodi, Emanuele Cozzani, Franco Rongioletti, Laura Atzori
Scleroderma refers to an autoimmune connective tissue fibrosing disease, including three different subsets: localized scleroderma, limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis, and diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis with divergent patterns of organ involvement, autoantibody profiles, management, and prognostic implications. Although systemic sclerosis is considered the disease prototype that causes cutaneous sclerosis, there are many other conditions that can mimic and be confused with SSc. They can be classified into immune-mediated/inflammatory, immune-mediated/inflammatory with abnormal deposit (mucinoses), genetic, drug-induced and toxic, metabolic, panniculitis/vascular, and (para)neoplastic disorders according to clinico-pathological and pathogenetic correlations...
July 16, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
Amit Sharma
Scleroderma is a term used to describe diseases that involve hardening and tightening of the skin and the underlying subcutaneous connective tissue. It could be localized to skin and subcutaneous tissue, or may involve the internal organs too in systemic sclerosis. There are disorders that can cause hardening and tightening of skin and mimic scleroderma but are rarely associated with Raynaud phenomenon, sclerodactyly, and autoantibodies in the serum, features specific to scleroderma/systemic sclerosis. These are termed as "scleroderma variants" or "scleroderma like disorders"...
June 11, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
Caroline Kennemer, Peter Pavlidakey, Naveed Sami
Scleredema is a deposition disorder which presents as diffuse, symmetric, non-pitting skin induration from dermal deposits of glycosaminoglycans ("mucins"). It classically affects the upper back and posterior neck, often causing skin tightness and decreased range of motion. In most patients the clinical course is chronic and treatment options are limited. We report a case of a patient diagnosed with scleredema associated with longstanding insulin dependent diabetes who was treated successfully with IVIg. Additionally, we have reviewed the literature reporting other patients with scleredema treated with IVIg...
June 2, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
Ana Luiza Lima, Tanja Illing, Sibylle Schliemann, Peter Elsner
Diabetes mellitus is a widespread endocrine disease with severe impact on health systems worldwide. Increased serum glucose causes damage to a wide range of cell types, including endothelial cells, neurons, and renal cells, but also keratinocytes and fibroblasts. Skin disorders can be found in about one third of all people with diabetes and frequently occur before the diagnosis, thus playing an important role in the initial recognition of underlying disease. Noninfectious as well as infectious diseases have been described as dermatologic manifestations of diabetes mellitus...
August 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Elise Ng, Rachel Rosenstein, Vitaly Terushkin, Shane Meehan, Miriam Keltz Pomeranz
Scleredema, which also is known as scleredemaadultorum of Buschke, is an uncommonsclerodermiform condition that is characterizedby progressive thickening and hardening of theskin due to excessive dermal mucin and collagendeposition. The clinical course is variable, andprogression of disease may lead to functionalimpairment with limitations in mobility. The etiologyand pathogenesis are unknown although severalwell-known associations include streptococcalinfection; diabetes mellitus, particularly withmetabolic syndrome; and monoclonal gammopathy...
December 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
Rajaie Namas, Ambreen Ashraf
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December 2016: European Journal of Rheumatology
Melike Kalfa, Hayriye Koçanaoğulları, Figen Yargucu Zihni, Gonca Karabulut, Hakan Emmungil, Vedat İnal
Scleredema is a rare connective tissue disorder of unknown pathogenesis. Three types of scleredema have been described, based on its association with postinfection, monoclonal gammopathy and diabetes mellitus. We report herein a case of scleredema which the diagnosis didn't get specified. The patient was followed regularly for 13 years and did not respond to various combinations of immunosuppressants and psoralen plus ultraviolet A therapy. Treatment of scleredema is quite difficult and of limited success. At present, there is no proved treatment for this disease...
December 2015: European Journal of Rheumatology
Caroline M Lewis, April T Sanchez, Loretta S Davis
Scleredema is a rare and incompletely understood disorder characterized by progressive skin thickening and induration typically affecting the trunk, neck, and proximal upper extremities. Hand and finger involvement is exceptionally rare, having been reported in only two infection-related cases. We present an atypical case of postinfectious scleredema involving the hands and discuss scleredema as an important potential cause of hand tightness and induration in adolescents.
November 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
Yao An, Li Liu, Qiu-Yu Li, Ya-Lin Ran, Lu-Quan Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors for concurrent sepsis in neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of 273 neonates with NEC. The risk factors for concurrent sepsis were analyzed from the aspects of perinatal factors and treatment regimen before the diagnosis of NEC. RESULTS: The incidence rate of concurrent sepsis in NEC was 32.2% (88/273). The neonates with stage III NEC had a significantly higher incidence rate of concurrent sepsis than those with stage II NEC (69...
August 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Luciana Rodino Lemes, Gabriele Medina Vilela, Sandra Maria Barbosa Durães, Enoi Aparecida Guedes Vilar
Scleredema of Buschke (SB) is a rare disorder of connective tissue characterized by diffuse non-pitting induration of the skin, mainly on the cervical, deltoid and dorsal regions. It is a cutaneous mucinosis of unknown etiology and is associated with bacterial or viral infections, hematological disorders and diabetes mellitus. Histopathological examination shows thickened dermis with wide collagen bundles separated by gaps that correspond to mucopolysaccharide deposits, visualized using special staining. Several treatments are reported in the literature without well-established results...
May 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
Zdeněk Adam, Petr Szturz, Marta Krejčí, Vladimír Vašků, Luděk Pour, Eva Michalková, Sabina Ševčíková, Zdeňka Čermáková, Karel Veselý, Jíří Vaníček, Eva Pourová, Zdeněk Král, Jiří Mayer
INTRODUCTION: The mucinoses of the type of scleredema and scleromyxedema are diseases marked by excessive production of mucin deposits in the skin and subcutaneous tissue, which causes skin hardening. The skin and subcutaneous deposits hamper the movement of limbs, the thorax as well as mouth. The same mechanism also damages other organs (the heart, lungs, oesophagus). It is probably caused by the stimulation of mucin production in fibroblasts by immunoglobulins, frequently monoclonal immunoglobulin...
December 2015: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Kaushik Ghosh, KapilDev Das, Susmita Ghosh, Sisir Chakraborty, Sanat Kumar Jatua, Ambarish Bhattacharya, Manas Ghosh
BACKGROUND AND AIM: This single-center observational cross-sectional study has been done in an attempt to find out the prevalence of various skin manifestations in diabetes patients (DM) and their correlation with diabetes control and complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Skin manifestations present over 12 months among those attend diabetes clinic were included in the study. Apart from demographic data and type, patients were also screened for micro vascular complications and control of diabetes over last 3 months...
September 2015: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Mariem Mohamed, Hichem Belhadjali, Amel Belhaj Béchir, Adnene Moussa, Jameleddine Zili
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February 2016: International Journal of Dermatology
M N Shazzad, A K Azad, S J Abdal, R Afrose, M M Rahman, S A Haq
Buschke Scleredema is a rare connective tissue disorder of unknown aetiology and characterized by thickening of the dermis. It resembles systemic sclerosis, eosinophilic fasciitis and cutaneous amyloidosis. Scleredema may be associated with a history of an antecedent febrile illness, diabetes mellitus, or blood dyscrasia. It may be classified into three clinical groups, each has a different history, course, and prognosis. Histology of skin is characterized by thickened dermis and increased spaces between large collagen bundles due to increased deposition of mucopolysaccharide in the dermis...
July 2015: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
João Alves, Tiago Judas, Tiago Ferreira, Diogo Matos, Elvira Bártolo
Scleredema adultorum of Buschke is a rare disorder characterized by diffuse swelling and non-pitting induration of the skin usually involving the face, neck, arms and upper trunk. It has been associated with previous infectious diseases, diabetes, paraproteinemia and, more rarely, malignant neoplasms or autoimmune disorders. We report the case of a 30-year-old man who presented with a 2-year history of scleredema. Further investigation led to the diagnosis of primary Sjögren's syndrome. The association between scleredema and autoimmune disorders has been rarely seen...
May 2015: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
F Rongioletti, F Kaiser, E Cinotti, D Metze, M Battistella, P G Calzavara-Pinton, K Damevska, G Girolomoni, J André, J-L Perrot, W Kempf, B Cavelier-Balloy
BACKGROUND: The prognostic and therapeutic features of scleredema are poorly documented. OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of patients with scleredema regarding demographics, clinical characteristics, comorbidities, therapeutic interventions and course. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective multicentre study. RESULTS: We identified 44 patients (26 men).The mean age at diagnosis was 53.8 years. The most common associated disorders were endocrine/metabolic diseases including 30 patients suffering from diabetes, mostly type 2 diabetes...
December 2015: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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