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January 1976


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology (Drs Wright and Blaney) and the Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine (Drs Franco and Denton), College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati.

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(1):63-66. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630250027008

• An unusual, nodulocystic form of scleromyxedema (lichen myxedematosus) developed in a 48-year-old man with a six-year history of psoriasis. The scleromyxedema responded to intermittent therapy with melphalan and prednisone. Dermabrasion smoothed and softened the skin and increased the mobility of the perioral skin. Two months after remission of the skin lesions, psoriasis recurred.

(Arch Dermatol 112:63-66, 1976)