mucinosis


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mucinosis

 [mu″si-no´sis]
a state with abnormal deposits of mucin in the skin, often associated with hypothyroidism (myxedema).
follicular mucinosis a disease of the pilosebaceous unit, presenting clinically as grouped follicular papules or plaques with associated hair loss, caused by mucinous infiltration of tissues, and usually involving the scalp, face, and neck. It may be primary (idiopathic), occurring most often in children, or it may be secondary to mycosis fungoides or reticulosis.

mu·ci·no·sis

(myū'si-nō'sis),
A condition in which mucin is present in the skin in excessive amounts, or in abnormal distribution; classified as: metabolic mucinosis, diffuse or pretibial myxedema, lichen myxedematosus, gargoylism; secondary mucinosis, degeneration in tumors; localized mucinosis, follicular, papular, plaquelike, focal, and myxoid or synovial cyst.
[mucin + G. -osis, condition]

mucinosis

/mu·ci·no·sis/ (mu″si-no´sis) a state with abnormal deposits of mucins in the skin.
follicular mucinosis  a disease of the pilosebaceous unit, characterized by plaques of follicular papules and alopecia.

mu·ci·no·sis

(myū'si-nō'sis)
A condition in which mucin is present in the skin in excessive amounts, or in abnormal distribution. Classified as metabolic mucinosis, secondary mucinosis, and localized mucinosis.
[mucin + G. -osis, condition]

mucinosis

a state with abnormal deposits of mucin in the skin, often associated with hypothyroidism (myxedema).

follicular mucinosis
see alopecia mucinosa.
idiopathic mucinosis
see Shar-Pei mucinosis (below).
Shar-Pei mucinosis
increased amounts of mucin in the dermis is associated with the greatly wrinkled skin which is characteristic of this breed. Called also idiopathic mucinosis.
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One case is reported of a patient with follicular mucinosis and mycosis fungoides.
Habboush HW, Lucie NP, Mackie RM, et al: Follicular mucinosis, mycosis fungoides, and acute myeloid leukemia.
Whether papular mucinosis represents a true plasma cell dyscrasia is unknown, as multiple myeloma rarely, if ever, ensues.