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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 938414, 6 pages
Case Report

Diffuse Cutaneous Mucinosis in Dermatomyositis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY 10025, USA
2Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, One Convention Boulevard, 8th Floor Penn Tower, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Received 29 July 2014; Accepted 1 November 2014; Published 18 November 2014

Academic Editor: Ravi Krishnan

Copyright © 2014 Alexandra Caitlin Perel-Winkler and Chris T. Derk. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present the case of a patient with dermatomyositis and diffuse cutaneous mucinosis and give an up-to-date detailed review of all the published cases in the English literature describing the demographics, clinical picture, pathology management, and outcomes of this unique group of patients.