Follicular mucinosis is an uncommon inflammatory disorder that characteristically presents as follicular papules and/or indurated plaques. The face, neck, and. Pages Mucinosis folicular: nuevas entidades clínico-patológicas. Estudio clínico, histológico, inmunohistoquímico e inmunogenotípico de 23 pacientes*. Follicular Mucinosis in Childhood: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Mucinosis folicular en la infancia: aportación de un caso y revisión de la.

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She remains under outpatient clinic follow-up, twelve months after the initial treatment, with no relapses. The abnormal deposits that occur in mucinoses can be localised or widespread.

Previous reports have shown variation in the amount of follicular mucin. What would you like to print? This folicuoar an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cutaneous mucinoses

Primary chronic alopecia mucinosa of older persons affects people older than 40 years. Joshi R, Gopalani V.

Follicular mucinosis in a 4-year-old boy. Most Popular Articles According to Dermatologists. Besides Hansen’s disease, primary FM must be differentiated from persistent reaction to insect bite, lymphocytoma and lymphocytic infiltrate, among others. Differentiation in purely histological bases folicuar primary FMu and the FMu associated with lymphoma may be impossible. Histological findings confirmed the diagnosis of follicular mucinosis.


Funding goes towards creating articles for DermNet, supporting researchers, and improving dermatological knowledge around the world. However, as the alopecia is only clinically evident when found to be affecting cutaneous areas with the terminal hairs, the FMu designation seems to be more adequate. How to cite this article.

The third variety, which usually incurs folicuar 40 to 70 years of age, is manifested as generalized multiple plaques, infiltrated, associated to Mjcinosis lymphomas especially fugoide micosis. In both cases there is usually no association with systemic diseases, although some of the latest studies have demonstrated the presence of histological characteristics of mycosis fungoides in patients with primary FM.

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Open in a separate window. InPinkus 3 described a novel dermatological entity under the name of alopecia mucinosa, in a presentation of his observations on six patients carrying the novel infirmity. Inflammatory plaques with alopecia characterized by root-sheath mucinosis.

A wait and see approach is usually recommended and most cases resolve within 2 to oflicular months. Alopecia mucinosa is a disease process defined histopathologically by mucin deposition in hair follicles and sebaceous glands, which undergo epithelial reticular degeneration.

The evaluation of thermal, pain and tactile sensitivity was inconclusive. In a related case, as mentioned earlier, no specific medication whatsoever was prescribed for the cutaneous lesions, which showed spontaneous regression after six months.


Clin Exp Dermatol ; Clinically, it is characterized by the presence of papules or well-circumscribed and infiltrated plaques. Long-term follow-up of patients younger than 40 years with and without clonal T-cell receptor gene rearrangement.

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Follicular mucinosis

SRJ is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. Suppressor ratio of approximately 5: These patients are usually aged years, and the lesions are widespread and numerous. IME See more Follow us: The face, the neck, and the scalp are the most frequently affected sites, although lesions may appear on any part of the body.

Primary acute disease usually disappears within 2 years; however, childhood alopecia mucinosa is not always self-limited and may possibly be related to Hodgkin disease. In most patients who exhibit both alopecia mucinosa and mycosis fungoides, these conditions appear to develop concomitantly; however, the concern exists that individuals exhibiting only alopecia mucinosa may also be at risk for subsequent development of lymphoma.