Reticular erythematous mucinosis occurring in a brother and sister

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-387
Number of pages3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2006


  • Cutaneous mucinosis
  • Human leukocyte antigen typing
  • Photosensitivity
  • Reticular erythematous mucinosis, familial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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