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News from the department of Dermatology

Latest entry in the department of Dermatology:

Solitary cutaneous focal mucinosis

Solitary cutaneous focal mucinosis History Cutaneous focal mucinosis was first described by Johnson and Helwig in 1966 (Johnson and Helwig, 1966). In 2004, Chen et al. referred to the disease as solitary soft fibroma-like polypoid mucinosis. In 2016, it was recommended to refer to these lesions a...

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One of Germany's most accomplished dermatologists with decades of expertise in clinical dermatology. Emeritus professor at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, author of more than 30 textbooks and over 700 scientific publications.