Pachydermia

Pachydermia - thickening and seal skin or mucous membranes that sometimes occurs on the soil of congenital deficiency of the lymphatic system (macroglossia, macrochenia and others), but more often as a result of chronic inflammatory process (recurrent erysipelas, tuberculous lupus, and others) or after a longer irritation.
Skin when pachydermia hard, dense, hard going in the fold; first, shiny and smooth, it gradually turns yellow, becomes bumpy and sometimes covered with warty growths. The process is irreversible.
The forecast is favorable for life.
Treatment and surgery, only in the initial stage may lead to partial elimination of pathological phenomena. Cm. also Elephantiasis.

Pachydermia (from the Greek. pachys is thick, dense and derma - skin) - hypertrophy of the skin or mucous membranes that sometimes occurs on the soil of congenital deficiency of the lymphatic system (macroglossia, macrochenia, the syndrome of Milroy), but more often as a result of chronic inflammation (recurrent erysipelas, erythematosus tuberculosis, leprosy, hummocky syphilis and others) or after a longer irritation.
Skin when pachydermia dense, fused with a subject fabrics, hardly going into the fold. In the beginning of the process it is usually smooth, tight, pale in the future is yellow-brown, rough, often with warty growths.
In the basis of pachydermia - hyperplasia fibrous connective tissue of the skin, the maximum degree of which with a sharp granulomas increasing size of an organ or tissue and ugly deformation of them usually is called elephantiasis (elephantiasis). P., and pronounced her condition type elephantiasis, reverse is not exposed.
The prognosis is favorable, in respect of the recovery is highly questionable: modern methods of treatment, including surgical, only in primary forms on can lead to partial elimination of pathological phenomena.
Cm. also Elephantiasis.