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Scleromyxedema

Abstract

Scleromyxedema is a cutaneous condition that is associated with paraproteinemia in more than 80% of cases (1). In the vast majority of cases, the paraprotein is an IgG heavy chain and a γ light chain. Rare cases of к light chains have been reported, and polyclonal hypergammopathy is also seen in some cases. It has been reported that only 10% of patients with scleromyxedema and associated monoclonal gammopathy will progress to multiple myeloma (1). Overall, scleromyxedema is associated with an increased mortality rate, probably due to the manifold systemic associations.

Keywords

Multiple Myeloma Hyaluronic Acid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Alcian Blue Monoclonal Gammopathy 
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