Multiple eruptive milia

Priya Batra, Hui C. Tsou, Melanie Warycha, Henry J. Votava, Jennifer Stein

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A 61-year-old-man presented with a sudden onset of multiple, hyperpigmented papules with a central punctum on the face, chest, upper back, and arms. Histopathologic examination showed infundibular cysts. These findings are consistent with a diagnosis of multiple eruptive milia, which is a rare disorder that is characterized by the sudden development of crops of milia over weeks to months. They are more extensive in number and distribution than they are in primary milia. Milia may present spontaneously without a known cause, as part of an inherited familial condition, or as part of a genodermatosis. The etiologies are uncertain, and treatment options are varied.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


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