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Localized Cutaneous Mucinosis After Joint Replacement

Justin M. Haught, MD; Rocco Serrao, BS; Joseph C. English III, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2008;144(10):1399-1400. doi:10.1001/archderm.144.10.1399.
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We report herein 2 cases of localized cutaneous mucinosis occurring in skin adjacent to joint replacement for osteoarthritis. Although the cause of these cutaneous manifestations is unclear, there may be an association with underlying joint disease and the surgical prostheses.

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Localized cutaneous mucinosis at site of knee replacement.

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Histopathologic analysis reveals a relatively normal skin specimen except for increased spacing between dermal collagen bundles with mucin deposition (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×10).

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