Reticular erythematous mucinosis (REM) is a rare, primary cutaneous mucinosis clinically characterized by a persistent reticular erythema on the mid chest and mid-upper back, and histologically by a mononuclear cell infiltrate and deposits of mucin in the dermis. To our knowledge, the present report of REM occurring in a Caucasian man and his sister is the first reported case of familial REM. Since a host-specific immune response to unknown antigens may be involved in the pathogenesis of this entity, human leukocyte antigen typing was determined and compared to those reported in autoimmune diseases.

Reticular erythematous mucinosis occurring in a brother and sister / R. Caputo, A.V. Marzano, A. Tourlaki, M. Marchini. - In: DERMATOLOGY. - ISSN 1018-8665. - 212:4(2006), pp. 385-387.

Reticular erythematous mucinosis occurring in a brother and sister

R. Caputo
Primo
;
A.V. Marzano;A. Tourlaki
Penultimo
;
M. Marchini
Ultimo
2006

Abstract

Reticular erythematous mucinosis (REM) is a rare, primary cutaneous mucinosis clinically characterized by a persistent reticular erythema on the mid chest and mid-upper back, and histologically by a mononuclear cell infiltrate and deposits of mucin in the dermis. To our knowledge, the present report of REM occurring in a Caucasian man and his sister is the first reported case of familial REM. Since a host-specific immune response to unknown antigens may be involved in the pathogenesis of this entity, human leukocyte antigen typing was determined and compared to those reported in autoimmune diseases.
cutaneous mucinosis ; reticular erythematous mucinosis, familial ; photosensitivity ; human leukocyte antigen typing
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