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Follicular Mucinosis

definition

A disease of the pilosebaceous unit, presenting clinically as grouped follicular papules or plaques with associated hair loss. It is caused by mucinous infiltration of tissues, and usually involving the scalp, face, and neck. It may be primary (idiopathic) or secondary to mycosis fungoides or reticulosis.

synonyms

Follicular Mucinosis, Alopecia Mucinosa Pinkus, Mucinosis Follicularis, Mucophanerosis Intrafollicularis et Seboglandularis

UMLS

Alopecia Mucinosa, Alopecia, mucinosa, Follicular Mucinoses, Follicular mucinosis, Mucinoses, Follicular, Mucinosis, Follicular