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January 1976

Successful Management of Lichen Myxedematosus: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology and the Division of Radiation Therapy, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (Drs Hill and Crawford), and the Department of Radiology, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC (Dr Rogers). Dr Hill is now in private practice in Decatur, Ga.

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(1):67-69. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630250031009

• Radiation therapy led to local resolution of a case of lichen myxedematosus, which, to our knowledge, is the first reported successful treatment of the disease by radiation therapy. Radiation therapy is only the second therapeutic modality that is effective in the treatment of lichen myxedematosus. We propose specific criteria for the diagnosis of lichen myxedematosus to facilitate future studies into the nature of this disease.

(Arch Dermatol 112:67-69, 1976)