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Spring 2007, Vol. 15 No. 1

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2007) 15, 22-26


Case Report

Scleredema of Buschke: a report of 2 cases

KM Lam 林嘉雯, SK Hui 許紹基, KC Lee 李景中, KK Jong 莊國坤

Abstract
A 59-year-old Chinese male presented with 6 months history of gradual development of thickened skin over nape of neck and back. Another 34-year-old Chinese male had more extensive hardening of skin over nape of neck and then extended to the upper back, shoulder, arms, chest wall, face and upper thigh for eight years. They were otherwise asymptomatic. Histopathology from the biopsy of the skin lesions in both patients confirmed scleredema. Diabetes mellitus and paraproteinaemia were found in them respectively. The second patient in this report is the first case of Scleredema of Buschke associated with paraproteinaemia reported in Hong Kong. ((2007) 15, 22-26)