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November 1964

Localized Myxedema Of the Scalp and Hypothyroidism

Author Affiliations


From the Dermatology Service of the Los Angeles County General Hospital and the Department of Dermatology of the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Residents in Dermatology, Los Angeles County General Hospital.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(5):460-462. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600050008002

This is a case of rubber-like thickening localized to the scalp. It is the first documented case where such thickening has been demonstrated to be due to the localized myxedema. A diagnosis of hypothyroidism was substantiated.