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Alopecia mucinosa: report of a case and review.
J Cutan Med Surg. 2003 Mar-Apr; 7(2):124-8.JC

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Alopecia mucinosa has been shown to be associated with many benign and malignant conditions. It can be seen in childhood but is seen more commonly in adulthood. Alopecia mucinosa is generally felt to occur in three settings: a primary idiopathic form, a form associated with malignancy, and a form secondary to inflammatory conditions. The histologic hallmark is the accumulation of mucin in the follicular epithelium, called follicular mucinosis. Therapy for alopecia mucinosa remains problematic.

OBJECTIVE

We present a representative case of alopecia mucinosa and discuss the etiology, histology, epidemiology, treatment, and prognosis.

CONCLUSION

We report a case of idiopathic alopecia mucinosa that responded to minocycline with a complete remission and we review the literature on alopecia mucinosa.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania 17033, USA. banderson@psu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12447614

Citation

Anderson, Bryan E., et al. "Alopecia Mucinosa: Report of a Case and Review." Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, vol. 7, no. 2, 2003, pp. 124-8.
Anderson BE, Mackley CL, Helm KF. Alopecia mucinosa: report of a case and review. J Cutan Med Surg. 2003;7(2):124-8.
Anderson, B. E., Mackley, C. L., & Helm, K. F. (2003). Alopecia mucinosa: report of a case and review. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 7(2), 124-8.
Anderson BE, Mackley CL, Helm KF. Alopecia Mucinosa: Report of a Case and Review. J Cutan Med Surg. 2003 Mar-Apr;7(2):124-8. PubMed PMID: 12447614.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Alopecia mucinosa: report of a case and review. AU - Anderson,Bryan E, AU - Mackley,Christine L, AU - Helm,Klaus F, Y1 - 2002/11/27/ PY - 2002/11/26/pubmed PY - 2003/8/5/medline PY - 2002/11/26/entrez SP - 124 EP - 8 JF - Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery JO - J Cutan Med Surg VL - 7 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Alopecia mucinosa has been shown to be associated with many benign and malignant conditions. It can be seen in childhood but is seen more commonly in adulthood. Alopecia mucinosa is generally felt to occur in three settings: a primary idiopathic form, a form associated with malignancy, and a form secondary to inflammatory conditions. The histologic hallmark is the accumulation of mucin in the follicular epithelium, called follicular mucinosis. Therapy for alopecia mucinosa remains problematic. OBJECTIVE: We present a representative case of alopecia mucinosa and discuss the etiology, histology, epidemiology, treatment, and prognosis. CONCLUSION: We report a case of idiopathic alopecia mucinosa that responded to minocycline with a complete remission and we review the literature on alopecia mucinosa. SN - 1203-4754 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12447614/Alopecia_mucinosa:_report_of_a_case_and_review_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -