Acneiform follicular mucinosis of the head and neck region

Luca M. Muscardin, Bruno Capitanio, Maria Concetta Fargnoli, Antonio Maini

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Follicular mucinosis has a protean clinical presentation and can be differentiated in a benign-idiopathic type and an evolutive lymphoma-associated type. Young age and single localization, especially in the head and neck region, are suggestive of the benign type. Reviewing the literature of follicular mucinosis appearing as an acneiform eruption of the face and neck, we were unable to find any case evolving in lymphoma, suggesting that this form is a particular clinical sub-type of follicular mucinosis with a favorable prognosis. We report two cases of this variant of follicular mucinosis and discuss the clinical characteristics and differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003


  • Acneiform eruption
  • Cutaneous lymphoma
  • Follicular mucinosis
  • Mycosis fungoides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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