Wounds 2017 Mar;29(3):77-79
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.
The authors report a case of pretibial myxedema (PTM) masquerading as a venous leg ulcer to alert wound care clinicians to this diagnostic possibility. Pretibial myxedema is a localized form of mucin cutaneous deposition characterized by indurated plaques most commonly on anterior legs. It is more likely to present in patients with Graves' disease, but it can be found in euthyroid patients as well. Read More