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 The cause of scleromyxedema is currently unknown.Scleromyxedema is a rare skin disorder characterized by the rapid growth of fibroblasts (a type of connective tissue cell) and mucin deposition in the skin (dermis), in the absence of thyroid disease. Mucins, are proteins that make the skin more viscous. They may also be called mucoproteins or proteoglycans.
Last updated: 1/6/2009
- Liotta E.A. Lichen Myxedematosus. eMedicine. 2006; http://www.emedicine.com/DERM/topic231.htm. Accessed 1/5/2009.
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