Localised lichen myxedematosus: an infrequent entity

Authors

  • P. Sirisha Department of Dermatology, Maharajah’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • K.V.T. Gopal Department of Dermatology, Maharajah’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • P. V. Krishnam Raju Department of Dermatology, Maharajah’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • N. Krishna Sagar Department of Dermatology, Maharajah’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4529.IntJResDermatol20241728

Keywords:

Lichen myxedematosus, Cutaneous mucinoses, Heterogeneous

Abstract

Lichen Myxedematosus (LM) is seen within the spectrum of primary cutaneous mucinoses. Primary cutaneous mucinoses is a heterogeneous group of skin disorders characterized by abnormal dermal deposition of mucin. Here, we present a case of a 35-year-old individual with pruritic skin-colored to hyperpigmented discrete papules. These papules were distributed over the neck, upper trunk, lower back, scalp, and forearms, arranged in a rippled pattern for the past 3 months. Various investigations, including hemogram, serum biochemistry, thyroid profile, lipid profile, viral markers, serum electrophoresis, and histopathological examination, were conducted. Based on history and thorough examination, the case was diagnosed as lichen Myxedematosus (papular variant). The patient received treatment with topical steroids and systemic antihistamines, showing moderate improvement.

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Published

2024-06-26

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