Atypical Scleredema Involving the Hands in an Adolescent

Caroline M. Lewis, April T. Sanchez, Loretta S. Davis

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Scleredema is a rare and incompletely understood disorder characterized by progressive skin thickening and induration typically affecting the trunk, neck, and proximal upper extremities. Hand and finger involvement is exceptionally rare, having been reported in only two infection-related cases. We present an atypical case of postinfectious scleredema involving the hands and discuss scleredema as an important potential cause of hand tightness and induration in adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e342-e343
JournalPediatric dermatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology


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