Elephantiasic pretibial myxedema: a novel treatment for an uncommon disorder.

Abstract

Pretibial myxedema is a known manifestation of Graves' disease. Much less common is the elephantiasis nostras variant, which is often refractory to treatment. We therefore elected to try a new therapy, often used for the management of chronic lymphedema, called complete decongestive physiotherapy. After 6 weeks of intensive treatment, our patient lost 37… (More)

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