Disease Information for Alopecia mucinosa

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Baldness/Alopecia
Hair loss
Non-scarring Alopecia/balding
Scalp hair sparse/thin
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Mycosis fungoides
Associated Disease & Complications
Alopecia mucinosa
Alopecia totalis/universalis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
CLASS/Hair involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Scalp involvement/disorder (ex)
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.

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