Other Names for this Disease
- Arndt-Gottron disease
- Generalized lichenoid papular eruption
- Generalized papular and sclerodermoid
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There is no standard treatment for scleromyxedema. The severe course of the disease requires very aggressive treatment, and long-term maintenance therapy is usually necessary. According to the literature, the use of intravenous immunoglobilin (IVIG) may be successful; this type of treatment can have relatively long-term effects and few side effects. Because of this, it is currently considered the best treatment option. Plasmapheresis is effective as a short-term treatment and leads to relapses (recurrence of symptoms).
Last updated: 4/18/2014
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