By Gary M. White, MD

Milia represent tiny epidermal inclusion cysts. They are most often seen on the face of women but may be congenital, associated with various skin diseases, syndromes or drugs.

Classic type.
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Milia en Plaque
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Favre-Racouchot Syndrome
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Congenital Milia. Congenital milia are very common, occurring in up to 50% of newborns.

Blistering skin diseases. Milia may form during the healing phase of any number of blistering diseases e.g., Porphyria Cutanea Tarda or Epidermolysis Bullosa as shown here.
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Following trauma and this is analogous to milia that form after blistering diseases.

Various genodermatoses, e.g., Bazek syndrome.

Multiple eruptive milia.

Several miscellaneous skin diseases have been reported to be associated with milia e.g., lichen planus [BJD 1998;139;supp 51;p. 59].

Drugs. Eruptive milia has been seen secondary to vemurafenib [JAAD 69;e258;Nov 2013].

Follicular Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma


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