Reticular erythematous mucinosis syndrome in a patient with polyarthritis
Dijkmans BA, Bergman W, Eulderink F, Meijers KA.
A patient with seronegative oligoarthritis who developed the reticular erythematous mucinosis (REM) syndrome is described. This syndrome is considered to be a dermatological entity unrelated to systemic disorders. Aggravation of the rash by exposure to sunlight and a good response to anti-malarial agents suggest a relationship with rheumatological disorders, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Dermatologists consulted by a patient with the REM syndrome should be aware of the possibility of an associated rheumatological disease.