ⓘ Myxedema

                                     

ⓘ Myxedema

Myxedema is a term used synonymously with severe hypothyroidism. However, the term is also used to describe a dermatological change that can occur in hyperthyroidism and paradoxical cases of hypothyroidism. In this latter sense, myxedema refers to deposition of mucopolysaccharides in the dermis, which results in swelling of the affected area. One manifestation of myxedema occurring in the lower limb is pretibial myxedema, a hallmark of Graves disease, an autoimmune form of hyperthyroidism. Myxedema can also occur in Hashimoto thyroiditis and other long-standing forms of hypothyroidism.

The word myxedema arises from μύξα taken from ancient Greek to pass mucus or mucoid matter, and ὁοίδημα for "swelling". It can also be regarded as nonpitting edema, in contrast to the pitting edema.

                                     
  • Pretibial myxedema myxoedema UK also known as Graves dermopathy, thyroid dermopathy, Jadassohn - Dosseker disease or Myxoedema tuberosum is an infiltrative
  • Myxedema coma is a state of decompensated hypothyroidism. A person may have lab values identical to a normal hypothyroid state, but a stressful event
  • Myxedema psychosis, is a relatively uncommon consequence of hypothyroidism, such as in Hashimoto s thyroiditis or in patients who have had the thyroid
  • Atypical tuberous myxedema also known as Jadassohn Dosseker syndrome, is thought to represent a pure nodular variant of lichen myxedematosus. Skin lesion
  • Johns Hopkins University. Osler s sign pseudohypertension Pretibial myxedema seen in Graves disease is also known as Osler s sign. The term Osler s
  • also called Woltman s sign of hypothyroidism or, in older references, myxedema reflex is a delayed relaxation phase of an elicited deep tendon reflex
  • contributions in his research of myxedema writing two articles on the disorder, Myxoedem und Hypophysis Myxedema and hypophysis and Zur Lehre vom
  • Papular mucinosis of infancy Atypical lichen myxedematosus Atypical tuberous myxedema List of cutaneous conditions Rapini, Ronald P. Bolognia, Jean L. Jorizzo
  • minor indications of inner health. Hapalonychia may also be attributed to myxedema rheumatoid arthritis, anorexia, bulimia, Hansen s disease, Raynaud phenomenon
  • microscopic parasitic worms filariasis Peau d orange can be also seen with myxedema of Graves disease, where the term refers more to the texture than the