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June 1987

Plasmapheresis in a Patient With Scleromyxedema

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey.

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(6):786-789. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660300108022

• We describe a patient with progressive scleromyxedema who failed to respond to previously described treatment modalities. A trial of plasmapheresis was initiated, but after an initial promising response, his disease continued to progress. The skin involvement appeared to progress even more rapidly after the plasmapheresis was discontinued.

(Arch Dermatol 1987;123:786-789)