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February 1980

Cutaneous Mucinosis of Infancy

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(2):198-200. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640260074019

• Cutaneous mucinosis is a term that has been used to describe a group of diseases or conditions in which accumulation of mucin in the skin is a prominent feature. The cutaneous mucinoses includes myxedema (both diffuse and localized), lichen myxedematosus (papular mucinosis), lipoid proteinosis, follicular mucinosis, cutaneous focal mucinosis, cutaneous myxoid cyst, and others. All of these diseases share distinct histologic features. I examined a 16-month-old infant with a case of cutaneous mucinosis that had unique clinical and histologic features, unlike any of the known mucinoses.

(Arch Dermatol 116:198-200, 1980)