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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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]
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