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Multiple eruptive myxoid dermatofibromas: report of first case and review of literature
Article first published online: 26 JUN 2007
British Journal of Dermatology
Volume 157, Issue 2, pages 382–385, August 2007
How to Cite
Antal, A., Zelger, B., Reifenberger, J., Niehues, T., Feyen, O., Megahed, M., Ruzicka, T. and Homey, B. (2007), Multiple eruptive myxoid dermatofibromas: report of first case and review of literature. British Journal of Dermatology, 157: 382–385. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2007.08032.x
- Issue published online: 19 JUL 2007
- Article first published online: 26 JUN 2007
- Accepted for publication 17 January 2007
- myxoid dermatofibroma
Multiple eruptive dermatofibromas are a rare presentation of dermatofibroma which are frequently associated with underlying diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus infection or lupus erythematosus. Eruptive dermatofibromas generally present a characteristic histology with a poorly circumscribed lesion showing hyperplasia of the epidermis, prominent bundles of collagen and a diffuse proliferation of fibrocytes. We report an unusual case of multiple eruptive dermatofibromas showing massive depositions of mucin within the dermis. A 20-year-old woman presented with nearly 100 red to yellowish papules and nodules distributed symmetrically all over the integument which developed over a period of 9 years. Comprehensive clinical and laboratory diagnostics showed no signs indicating any underlying disease. To our knowledge this is the first report of multiple eruptive myxoid dermatofibromas. We consider this case to be a unique presentation of multiple eruptive dermatofibroma showing massive deposition of mucin.