A case of lichen myxedematosus in a patient with HIV infection

Kyu Chul Hwang, Jae Hong Park, Il Hwan Kim, Young Chul Kye, Soo Nam Kim

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Lichen myxedematosus(LM), also known as papular mucinosis, is a rare, idiopathic disorder caused by the focal dermal deposition of mucin and occurs both as an isolated entity and manifestations of various systemic disorders. Cutaneous disease is common in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus(HIV) and cutaneous mucinosis has been reported with increased frequency in HIV patients. A male patient with HIV infection was consulted to our clinic for evaluation of asymptomatic diffusely-scattered papules on his upper extremities and trunk. Histopathological finding was the deposition of mucin in the dermis and lichen myxedematosus type 2 was diagnosed. We present of a case of lichen myxedematosus in a HIV-infected male patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-931
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul 1


  • HIV
  • Lichen myxedematosus
  • Papular mucinosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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