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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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FONSECA, Antônio de Pádua Marques da et al. Follicular mucinosis: literature review and case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2002, vol.77, n.6, pp.701-706. ISSN 0365-0596.

Follicular mucinosis, also known as alopecia mucinosa, is a cutaneous mucinosis characterized by mucin accumulation predominantly in the pilosebaceous follicle. Two forms are distinguished: an idiopathic, or primary form, which is benign and without associated disease, and a symptomatic form associated with lymphoproliferative disorder, most commonly the cutaneous T-cell lymphoma mycosis fungoides. The authors present a new case of the disease and a brief review of the literature. The patient was a 26-year-old female with an asymptomatic plaque of erythema and scaling with alopecia on her right eyebrow. The lesion resolved spontaneously six months later. We have followed the patient over twelve months without relapse.

Keywords : lymphoma; mucinosis, follicular; mucinoses.

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