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Spring 2010, Vol. 18 No. 1

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2010) 18, 34-37


Case Report

A middle-aged woman with multiple itchy waxy papules: a case of scleromyxoedema

AWM Au 區慧明 and KC Lee 李景中

Abstract
A 58-year-old woman presented with multiple itchy, skin-coloured, waxy papules over her face, back, chest and limbs for one year. The histology revealed papular mucinosis with marked fibrosis. Her thyroid function was normal and serum protein electrophoresis detected a kappa monoclonal band. Therefore, this was a case of scleromyxoedema.