Alopecia mucinosa

    Clinical Features:

    • Erythematous plaques devoid of hair, most commonly on the head and neck
    • Most often self-limiting
    • 30% of cases are associated with a lymphoproliferative disorder, especially a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

    Histologic Features:

    • Follicular mucinosis (deposition of mucin within the follicular epithelium) beginning in the infundibulum and eventually involving the entire follicle with formation of mucin-filled cystic spaces
    • Perifollicular infiltration of lymphocytes with some eosinophils

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  • Alopecia mucinosa
    Author: Stephen Lyle, M.D., Ph.D.

    Conference: DermatopathologyConsultations.com Teaching Collection