Papular mucinosis

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Papular mucinosis

Papular mucinosis is a rare skin disorder characterized by deposits of mucin in the skin. The terms "papular mucinosis" and "lichen myxoedematosus" are generally used interchangeably to describe the occurrence of this condition as a localized and less severe form, while the term scleromyxoedema refers to a generalized, more severe form. Signs and symptoms of the condition include the presence of small, firm, waxy papules on the skin that are confined to a few sites on the body. Affected individuals are typically otherwise healthy. The cause of the condition is unknown, but it is commonly associated with monoclonal gammopathy. It has also been reported in association with bone marrow cancers as well HIV infection, hepatitis C, exposure to toxic oil and contaminated L-tryptophan. Localized papular mucinosis typically does not require therapy, but topical corticosteroids and oral isotretinoin may help to reduce hardening of the skin.
 

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Adult variant of self-healing papular mucinosis in a patient treated with interferon α2a.
 

Author(s): Daniel Gonzalez Fernández, Blanca Vivanco Allende, Narciso Pérez Oliva

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;80(2):184-6.

 

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2014

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[Papular mucinosis associated with hypothyroidism].
 

Author(s): Morgana Boeno Volpato, Tatiana Jerez Jaime, Martha Pisani Proença, Alexandre Carlos Gripp, Maria de Fátima Guimarães Scotelaro Alves

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;85(1):89-92.

 

Papular mucinosis or lichen myxedematosus is an idiopathic disorder characterized by papules, nodules or plaques caused by mucin deposition in the dermis, in the absence of thyroid disease. The present report describes an atypical case with exuberant lesions in the form of plaques, ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2010

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Folliculitis, follicular mucinosis, and papular mucinosis as a presentation of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.
 

Author(s): Rashid Rashid, Sharon Hymes

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Leukemias and Lymphomas can present in indolent and surprisingly unusual manners. Although uncommon, follicular lesions such as eosinophilic folliculitis have been reported in association with leukemia. However, follicular and papular mucinosis are novel associations for chronic myelomonocytic ...

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2009

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