Follicular mucinosis in alopecia areata

P. A. Fanti, Antonella Tosti, R. Morelli, N. Cameli, E. Sabattini, S. Pileri

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Abstract

The pathological features of alopecia areata were described in association with those of follicular mucinosis in the scalp pathology of an 18-year-old woman. The immunohistochemical picture of the inflammatory infiltrate showed a high CD4/CD8 ratio (25:1), which was significantly different from the CD4/CD8 ratio in patients with alopecia areata. The abundance of helper/inducer cells along with the involvement of the upper part of the hair follicles might explain the development of follicular mucinosis in this case. Different possibilities were discussed, but the clinical presentation and the follow-up favored the clinical and pathological interpretation of alopecia areata with incidental findings of follicular mucinosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)542-545
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Dermatopathology
Volume14
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Follicular Mucinosis
Alopecia Areata
CD4-CD8 Ratio
Helper-Inducer T-Lymphocytes
Incidental Findings
Hair Follicle
Scalp
Pathology

Keywords

  • Alopecia areata
  • Follicular mucinosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Fanti, P. A., Tosti, A., Morelli, R., Cameli, N., Sabattini, E., & Pileri, S. (1992). Follicular mucinosis in alopecia areata. American Journal of Dermatopathology, 14(6), 542-545.

Follicular mucinosis in alopecia areata. / Fanti, P. A.; Tosti, Antonella; Morelli, R.; Cameli, N.; Sabattini, E.; Pileri, S.

In: American Journal of Dermatopathology, Vol. 14, No. 6, 01.12.1992, p. 542-545.

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Fanti, PA, Tosti, A, Morelli, R, Cameli, N, Sabattini, E & Pileri, S 1992, 'Follicular mucinosis in alopecia areata', American Journal of Dermatopathology, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 542-545.
Fanti PA, Tosti A, Morelli R, Cameli N, Sabattini E, Pileri S. Follicular mucinosis in alopecia areata. American Journal of Dermatopathology. 1992 Dec 1;14(6):542-545.
Fanti, P. A. ; Tosti, Antonella ; Morelli, R. ; Cameli, N. ; Sabattini, E. ; Pileri, S. / Follicular mucinosis in alopecia areata. In: American Journal of Dermatopathology. 1992 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 542-545.
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