Favorable response of reticular erythematous mucinosis to ultraviolet B irradiation using a 308-nm excimer lamp
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2010
© 2010 Japanese Dermatological Association
The Journal of Dermatology
Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 163–166, February 2010
How to Cite
MIYOSHI, K., MIYAJIMA, O., YOKOGAWA, M. and SANO, S. (2010), Favorable response of reticular erythematous mucinosis to ultraviolet B irradiation using a 308-nm excimer lamp. The Journal of Dermatology, 37: 163–166. doi: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2009.00779.x
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2010
- Received 16 April 2009; accepted 6 October 2009.
- excimer lamp;
- reticular erythematous mucinosis;
- ultraviolet B irradiation
Reticular erythematous mucinosis (REM) is a rare chronic mucinosis. Histologically, the presence of mucin in the upper dermis is the most specific feature. A 73-year-old woman presented to our outpatient clinic with a 4-year history of netlike macular erythema with slight edema on her left arm. She was diagnosed as having REM on the basis of the clinical picture and histological findings. She was treated with ultraviolet B irradiation using the VTRAC Excimer Lamp system with favorable response. This is the first reported case that was treated with a 308-nm excimer lamp.