Mitral valve prolapse and the association with cutaneous mucin infiltration ("cardiocutaneous mucinosis")

Uzma Farooq, Sonal Choudhary, Michael P. McLeod, Daniele Torchia, Paolo Romanelli

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Abstract

Mitral valve prolapse is the most common disorder of the cardiac valves in people in the United States. It can present as both primary and secondary disorders, and when associated with myxomatous changes in the skin, the term cardiocutaneous mucinosis can be used to describe this entity. Patients with mitral valve prolapse may have cutaneous findings on histological analysis that may indicate its severity and complication rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-26
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Volume6
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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