Myxedema

Edited by Emory Christer

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Myxedema (British English: myxoedema) describes a specific form of cutaneous and dermal edema secondary to increased deposition of connective tissue components (like glycosaminoglycans, hyaluronic acid, and other mucopolysaccharides) in subcutaneous tissue as seen in various forms of hypothyroidism and Graves disease.The word originates from, taken from ancient Greek to convey mucus or slimy substance and for swelling.