Korean J Dermatol.  2006 Jul;44(7):868-870.

A Case of Milia-like Idiopathic Calcinosis Cutis in Healthy Boy

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Eulji General Hospital, Eulji University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ssjmdderma@hanmail.net

Abstract

Milia-like idiopathic calcinosis cutis (MICC) is a peculiar subtype of idiopathic calcinosis cutis, characterized by clinically resembling milia, and the majority of the cases are associated with Down syndrome. We report a rare case of MICC which was not associated with Down syndrome. A healthy 10-year-old boy presented with whitish papules surrounded by erythema on the back. Some of the papules were umbilicated or crusted, therefore, they gave a clinical impression as molluscum contagiosum. Histopathologic findings of the papule showed calcium deposits as amorphous, basophilic mass on the upper dermis and focal transepidermal elimination of calcium, which were compatible with MICC.

Keyword

Milia-like idiopathic calcinosis cutis

MeSH Terms

Basophils
Calcinosis*
Calcium
Child
Dermis
Down Syndrome
Erythema
Humans
Male*
Molluscum Contagiosum
Calcium
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