Hyaluronidase in the treatment of papular dermal mucinosis: First case reported in North America

Arathi Ramamurthi, Lindsay Bicknell, Morgan McCarty


Papular mucinosis is an uncommon, idiopathic disorder characterized by dermal mucin deposition and increased collagen in the skin and internal organs. Its clinical presentation is characterized by dome-shaped, flesh colored papules that are closely spaced or linearly arranged. Papular mucinosis has been individually associated with several entities that include discoid lupus erythematosus, systemic lupus erythematosus and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. We encountered a 60-year-old woman with papular mucinosis in the setting of three concurrent disorders: discoid lupus erythematous, systemic lupus erythematosus and IgG paraproteinemia. Furthermore, we have reported the first case in North America of papular mucinosis being successfully treated with intralesional hyaluronidase.


papular mucinosis; discoid lupus erythematosus; systemic lupus erythematosus; monoclonal gammopathy; paraproteinemia; hyaluronidase

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/jsd.v1.i2.43


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