Mucin deposits in morphea and systemic scleroderma

F. Rongioletti, C. Gambini, C. Micalizzi, A. Pastorino, A. Reborn

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Background: Though rarely reported, mucin deposition may be observed in scleroderma. Objective: To verify the frequency of significant amounts of mucin in the biopsy specimens. Methods: Biopsies from 20 patients with scleroderma were reviewed and stained to verify the presence of mucin. Results: Mucin deposits were found in all of the 20 specimens. Conclusion: Mucin deposition is probably a constant feature in both morphea and systemic scleroderma. Its relevance in differential diagnosis between scleredema and scleroderma is debatable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-158
Number of pages2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • Mucin
  • Scleredema
  • Scleroderma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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