Localized myxedema is comparatively rare in dermatologic practice. Attention was forcibly drawn to this fact when in checking the statistics of the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital for the past five years (1938 to 1942 inclusive), covering over 525,000 admissions, it was found that there was no case reported. Recently a patient has been admitted with localized myxedema of the tuberous variety associated with exophthalmic goiter. Since the cause of this disease is still unknown, with theories ranging from endocrine imbalance1 to a more specific thyroid dysfunction,2 it has been deemed advisable to report this case to stimulate interest in this dermatomedical problem.
REPORT OF A CASE
History.—H. W., a white man aged 30, a patient of Dr. John D. Currence, entered the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital on May 28, 1943 for roentgen
JOSEPH C. AMERSBACH, BEN KANEE. LOCALIZED MYXEDEMA IN ASSOCIATION WITH HYPERTHYROIDISM. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(6):415–417. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510120029006