John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Hyalinosis cutis et mucosae: a 30 year follow up of a female patient Volume 14, numéro 5, September-October 2004

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Centre Rijeka, Krešimirova 42, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia, Ines Brajac, Fax (+385) 51 658 281. E-mail:

Hyalinosis cutis et mucosae is an inherited disease, characterized by deposition of a hyaline-like substance in the dermis and internal organs. In the present study, we report a 30 year follow up in a female patient with hyalinosis cutis et mucosae treated using dermabrasion and oral retinoids. In our opinion, the lesion on uncovered body areas should be corrected as soon as possible to enable a normal psychophysical development. The lesions on skin and oral mucosa may be successfully removed without remission with dermabrasion in early childhood. In addition, oral retinoids in adulthood may produce some improvement.