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Pretibial myxoedema in Graves' disease

Mar 4, 2019 | Magazine: Atención Primaria

Tomás-Velázquez A (1), Panadero Meseguer P (2), Aguado L (3)

Graves' disease (GD) is the most frequent cause of hyperthyroidism1. Goiter, ophthalmopathy (25% of patients) and pretibial myxedema (MP) (1.5% of patients) make up the classic triad2, 3. GD frequently presents cutaneous manifestations and in MP, the diagnosis and Early treatment are important.

We describe the case of a 60-year-old woman with a history of subclinical hypothyroidism. Consultation for bilateral eyelid edema and non-pruritic erythematous skin lesions in pretibial areas one month old.

CITATION  Aten Primaria. 2019 Mar 4. pii: S0212-6567(18)30489-X. doi: 10.1016/j.aprim.2018.08.013