1984
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.120.4.496
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Alopecia mucinosa. Report of a case with diffuse alopecia and normal-appearing scalp skin

Abstract: A 69-year-old man had reversible generalized thinning of the scalp hair and normal-appearing scalp skin that proved to be secondary to follicular mucinosis. This case illustrates that when mild degrees of follicular degeneration and inflammation occur in this disorder, physical findings other than alopecia may be absent. In rare instances, follicular mucinosis can occur as a chronic diffuse noncicatricial alopecia.

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“…209,220,226,228,242 When the scalp is affected, the patient may complain of shedding 242 and results of the pull test may be positive. 229,242 Because affected hair shafts are prone to breakage, 229,242 alopecia mucinosa can present with a ''black dots'' sign resembling that seen in tinea capitis. 229 Both scarring and nonscarring alopecia are seen.…”
Section: Alopecia Mucinosamentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…209,220,226,228,242 When the scalp is affected, the patient may complain of shedding 242 and results of the pull test may be positive. 229,242 Because affected hair shafts are prone to breakage, 229,242 alopecia mucinosa can present with a ''black dots'' sign resembling that seen in tinea capitis. 229 Both scarring and nonscarring alopecia are seen.…”
Section: Alopecia Mucinosamentioning
confidence: 99%
“…229 Both scarring and nonscarring alopecia are seen. 211,220,242 In nonscarring cases, hair regrowth may lag by months after disease resolution. 211 In adults, MF is the most common malignancy associated with alopecia mucinosa, reported to occur in 9%-60%.…”
Section: Alopecia Mucinosamentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Alopecia may or may not be permanent depending on the extent of lymphocytic destruction around follicular stem cells and degree of mucin deposition (18,22,28,46,65).…”
Section: Alopecia Mucinosa (Follicular Mucinosis)mentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Follicular mucinosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology 4 . Three clinical subgroups have been recognized: a benign transient form with one or several plaques or grouped follicular papules, usually limited to the face or scalp and with accompanying alopecia; 5 a more widely distributed form with follicular papules, plaques, or nodules on the extremities, face, and trunk; 6 and a third group with widespread lesions and associated with malignant lymphoproliferative processes such as cutaneous T‐ and B‐cell lymphomas, Hodgkin's disease, and chronic and acute lymphocytic leukemia 7 …”
Section: Cd44 and Ha Expression In Lsa Cutaneous Myxoma Df Myxoid mentioning
confidence: 99%