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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)

(1) Departamento de Dermatología, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, España.
(2) Departamento de Anatomía Patológica, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, España.
(3) Departamento de Dermatología, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, España.


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

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