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Self-healing juvenile cutaneous mucinosis

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dc.contributor.author Wakim, Gerard
dc.contributor.author Youssef, Nour
dc.contributor.author Geagea, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-14T10:00:42Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-14T10:00:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1941-5923 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10628
dc.description.abstract Patient: Male, 12 Final Diagnosis: Self-healing juvenile cutaneous mucinosis Symptoms: Facial edema • nodular skin lesion Medication: — Clinical Procedure: None Specialty: Pediatrics and Neonatology Objective: Rare disease Background: Self-healing juvenile cutaneous mucinosis (SHJCM) is a rarely diagnosed disease worldwide, with less than 20 reported cases in the literature. It is characterized by a rather benign course in juvenile patients with nodular and mucinous skin eruption and edema. Case Report: A 12-year-old male patient previously healthy presented to the pediatrics clinic with a 1-week history of bilateral palmer pruritus and plantar tenderness upon walking, preceded by eruption of erythematous patch on his neck. The disease course evolved to include facial edema, erythema, nodular skin eruptions with a completely negative initial workup. The patient was labelled as a juvenile idiopathic arthritis patient and doomed to be a candidate for corticosteroid therapy. Upon further workup, a skin biopsy was taken and SHJCM was diagnosed. Complete resolution of symptoms was witnessed on symptomatic treatment after 5 months of diagnosis. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the second case of SHJCM reported in the Middle East and the first to be reported in Lebanon. It is also the first case reported to have the longest follow-up period; 10 years of follow-up with no new findings or relapse. SHJCM is a rare disease whereby awareness of its features and presentation may help in diagnosing it and preventing unnecessary testing and aggressive treatment for a rather benign disease. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Self-healing juvenile cutaneous mucinosis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a case report in the Middle East en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201000151 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal The American Journal of Case Reports en_US
dc.journal.volume 20 en_US
dc.article.pages 65-69 en_US
dc.keywords Child en_US
dc.keywords Mucinoses en_US
dc.keywords Rheumatoid nodule en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/ 10.12659/AJCR.910047 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Geagea, C., Youssef, N., & Wakim, G. (2019). Self-Healing Juvenile Cutaneous Mucinosis: A Case Report in the Middle East. The American journal of case reports, 20, 65. en_US
dc.author.email gerard.wakim@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6345112/ en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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