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Hereditary progressive mucinous histiocytosis

Disease definition

Hereditary progressive mucinous histiocytosis is a rare, benign, non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis characterized by childhood or adolescence onset of multiple, small, asymptomatic, slowly progressing, skin-colored to red-brown papules with predilection for the face, dorsal hands, forearms and legs, without associated mucosal or visceral involvement. Histologically, papules are well-circumscribed, unencapsulated, nodular aggregates of histiocytes with abundant mucin in the upper and middermis.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: D76.3
  • OMIM: 142630
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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