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Image Number 268 (Reticular erythematous mucinosis)


Diagnosis: Reticular erythematous mucinosis

Site: Back

Sex: F

Age: 45

Type: Clinical

Description: Purplish itcy dermal infiltrates of the skin in an annular configuration

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis


Reticular erythematous mucinosis is a rare disorder typically seen in this area of the back,characterised by the deposition of mucin in the upper dermis.The condition is photoaggravated and is thought by some to be a variant of lupus erythematosus.

This lady partialy responded to topical steroids but cleared with hydroxychloroquine.

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