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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 38, n° 5S
pages 849-851 (mai 1998)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(98)70473-6
Follicular mucinosis presenting as an acneiform eruption: Report of four cases

Gregory P. Wittenberg, MD, Lawrence E. Gibson, MD, Mark R. Pittelkow, MD, Rokea A. el-Azhary, MD
Rochester, Minnesota 
From the Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn 


Follicular mucinosis can be a primary idiopathic disease or a secondary disease associated with lymphoma. When it appears in childhood or adolescence, it is usually primary and self-limited. We describe four cases of follicular mucinosis occurring in early adulthood that have had protracted courses. Each presented as an unusual acneiform eruption. Two of the cases demonstrated a clonal genetic rearrangement of the T-cell receptor within the cutaneous lymphoid infiltrate, a finding not previously reported. Although its significance is not clear, the clonal lymphocytic expansion indicates a need for continued surveillance of these patients. (J Am Acad Dermatol 1998;38:849-51.)

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