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March 1983

Cutaneous Mucinosis of Infancy: A Congenital and Linear Variant

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Flint.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(3):272-273. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650270090026

A unique manifestation of cutaneous mucinosis in an infant was recently reported by Lum.1 The lesions were papular, small, superficial, multiple, grouped or isolated, and pale. These features were unlike those associated with the previously recognized forms of cutaneous mucinosis. I report herein another case of infantile cutaneous mucinosis characterized by congenital lesions and a linear pattern.

Report of a Case  A 26-month-old girl was initially seen for a skin disorder involving the dorsal surfaces of the second and third fingers of her left hand. The mother's full-term pregnancy had been marked by protracted nausea, which required up to 80 mg/day of an oral doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride combination given for systemic effect during the second and third trimesters. Following the uncomplicated birth, the pediatrician had noted a rudimentary extra digit medial to the ulnar base of each fifth finger. These were excised during the second neonatal day.

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