Three cases of palpebral edema associated with Graves' disease are described. These patients had unilateral edema and minimal erythema of the upper eyelid. Notable was that, histologically, dermal edema and dilation of lymphatic vessels were observed, but deposition of mucopolysaccharides was not. In 2 cases, edema of the eyelid was resistant to treatment with an antithyroid drug. Unilateral edema of the upper eyelid is an important cutaneous manifestation that indicates the presence of hyperthyroidism. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;48:617-9.)Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
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