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Milia in Child
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Milia in Child

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Contributors: Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH, Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD
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Synopsis

Milia (singular, milium) are minute epidermoid cysts (also known as infundibular cysts) that present as small white or yellow papules, usually on the face of infants and adults although they can also occur in children. They are typically smaller than 3 mm in diameter. Primary milia affect 40%-50% of newborns but may be found in patients of all ages. Secondary milia often occur after injury to the skin, such as from burns or subepidermal blistering disorders (epidermolysis bullosa). Milia have also been known to occur in areas of topical steroid-induced atrophy. Persistent or widespread milia are associated with a number of syndromes. There is no predilection for either sex or for any race or ethnicity.

Codes

ICD10CM:
L72.8 – Other follicular cysts of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

SNOMEDCT:
254679001 – Milia

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Diagnostic Pearls

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Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

Some syndromes associated with milia are as follows:
Blistering disorders that may heal with milia and scarring are as follows:

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Drug Reaction Data

Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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Last Updated: 10/10/2018
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Milia in Child
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Milia (Pediatric) : Cheek, Eyelids, Face, Nose, White color, Tiny papules
Clinical image of Milia
Few tiny, smooth, white papules near the eye.
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