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Alopecia mucinosa

Alopecia mucinosa
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 L65.2 (ILDS L65.200)
DiseasesDB 31366
NCI Alopecia mucinosa
Patient UK Alopecia mucinosa

Alopecia mucinosa (also known as "Follicular mucinosis," "Mucinosis follicularis,",[1] "Pinkus’ follicular mucinosis,"[1] and "Pinkus’ follicular mucinosis–benign primary form"[1]) is a skin disorder that generally presents, but not exclusively, as erythematous plaques or flat patches without hair primarily on the scalp and face.[2]:649[3]:188 This can also present on the body as a follicular mucinosis and may represent a systemic disease.[1][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.
  3. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G. et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  4. Rashid, R; Hymes, S (May 15, 2009). "Folliculitis, follicular mucinosis, and papular mucinosis as a presentation of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.". Dermatology online journal 15 (5): 16. PMID 19624994. 

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