Discrete Papular Dermal Mucinosis With Hashimoto Thyroiditis: A Case Report


Ertam I. , KARACA N., CEYLAN C. , KAZANDI A. C. , ALPER S.

CUTIS, cilt.87, ss.143-145, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 87 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: CUTIS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.143-145

Özet

The cutaneous focal mucinoses are a group of connective tissue disorders characterized by deposition of mucin found either focally or diffusely in the dermis. A 47-year-old woman presented with asymptomatic flesh-colored papules On the neck, inguinal area, intergluteal area, vulvar area, and extremities of 5 months',duration. There was no history of preceding trauma or insect bites. The patient had undergone a subtotal thyroidectomy 21 years prior but had not used any thyroid medication before she was referred to our clinic. Thyroid ultrasonography was consistent with Hashimoto thyroiditis. During dermatologic examination, flesh-colored, well-defined, smooth papules that measured approximately 1.5x1 cm in size on the genital region, fingers, face, and scalp were seen. Histopathologic examination of a lesional biopsy revealed no abnormalities in the epidermis. Alcian blue staining showed that abundant deposits of dermal mucin had replaced collagen in the dermis. Cutis. 2011;87:143-145.