DERMATOPATHOLOGY CASES: Self-Assessment Cases: Editor - Dr Sampurna Roy MD

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Answer of Dermatopathology Case 5

Colloid Milium

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Colloid milium: a review and update. J Drugs Dermatol. 2007 Mar;6(3):293-6.
Colloid milium (CM) is a rare cutaneous deposition disease with at least 3 distinct subtypes. The exact histogenesis of the condition is still unresolvedand awaits definitive elucidation. Electron microscopy and immunohistochemicalanalysis have allowed the distinction of CM from clinically similar conditionssuch as amyloidosis. Successful treatment has been achieved with dermabrasionand, more recently, with ablative and fractional laser resurfacing of affected skin.

Colloid milium: a rare cutaneous deposition disease. J Pak Med Assoc. 2008 Apr;58(4):207-9.
Colloid milium is a rare degenerative skin disorder known by the development of small translucent, yellowish brown papular nodules or plaques, generally located in sun exposed areas. Clinically they are of two types, adult and juvenile type. We present a case of adult type Colloid milium in a 60 years old female patient with clinical and histological findings unmistakable of the condition. She was treated with IPL. (Intense Pulsed Light) laser following unsatisfactory response with dermabrasion.