Acral persistent papular mucinosis.
Acral persistent papular mucinosis is a rare subtype of localized lichen myxedematosus. For half a century, this disease has endured a controversial and constantly evolving classification. We describe a patient who presented with discrete, flesh-colored papules on the hands, wrists, and forearms in a distribution consistent with acral persistent papular mucinosis. Histology was also constant with this disease, showing a well-circumscribed deposition of mucin in the upper and mid dermis that spared a small grenz zone. The changing nomenclature and diagnostic requirements of acral persistent papular mucinosis that have allowed it to remain a topic of debate are examined through a comprehensive review of the literature. All reported cases are reviewed.
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Harris, J. E., Purcell, S. M., & Griffin, T. D. (2004). Acral persistent papular mucinosis. Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology, 51(6), 982–988.
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty