MILIA

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.
picture here

Milia en Plaque
picture here

Favre-Racouchot Syndrome
picture here

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.
picture here

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

RegionalDerm

Homepage | FAQs | Use of Images | Contact Dr. White


It is not the intention of RegionalDerm.com to provide specific medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. RegionalDerm.com only intends to provide users with information regarding various medical conditions for educational purposes and will not provide specific medical advice. Information on RegionalDerm.com is not intended as a substitute for seeking medical treatment and you should always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider for diagnosis and for answers to your individual questions. Information contained on RegionalDerm.com should never cause you to disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking treatment. If you live in the United States and believe you are having a medical emergency call 911 immediately.