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Scleredema

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The following summarized guidelines for the evaluation and management of scleredema are prepared by our editorial team based on guidelines from the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV 2017).
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Guidelines

1.Screening and diagnosis

Diagnosis
Diagnose scleredema clinically.
E
Perform a histopathologic examination to confirm a definitive diagnosis.
E
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2.Medical management

Indications for treatment
Do not initiate treatment in patients with type 1 scleredema, as it is self-limited and usually resolves in a short period of time.
D
Initiate treatment for an underlying condition in patients with types 2 and 3 scleredema.
E

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3.Follow-up and surveillance

Follow-up: follow-up patients with types 2 and 3 scleredema to screen for paraproteinemia and systemic complications.
E