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Myxedema MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Myxedema
Tree Number(s)
C17.300.550.590
C19.874.482.638
Unique ID
D009230
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009230
Annotation
pretibial myxedema = MYXEDEMA (IM) + LEG DERMATOSES (IM)
Scope Note
A condition characterized by a dry, waxy type of swelling (EDEMA) with abnormal deposits of MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the SKIN and other tissues. It is caused by a deficiency of THYROID HORMONES. The skin becomes puffy around the eyes and on the cheeks. The face is dull and expressionless with thickened nose and lips.
See Also
Scleromyxedema
Entry Combination
congenital:Congenital Hypothyroidism
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Myxedema Preferred
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