Ann Dermatol.  2011 Nov;23(4):490-492.

Milia-like Idiopathic Calcinosis Cutis Occurring in a Toddler Born as a Premature Baby

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea. jyl@chungbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

Milia-like idiopathic calcinosis cutis (MICC) is characterized by smooth, firm, whitish papules resembling milia. Histologically, it appears as a well-defined, round, basophilic nodule within the upper dermis. Although the etiology and treatment remain unclear, it may resolve spontaneously. Some cases have been associated with Down syndrome, and the mean age of MICC patients was 9.9 years old. Herein, we report a rare case of MICC that was not associated with Down syndrome. Noticeably, the patient, a toddler, was born as a premature baby and had an ischemic injury on the right foot at birth. However, the lesions appeared on both feet, including the non-injured left foot. Otherwise he was healthy. After a 21-month follow-up period, the lesions had almost disappeared without any treatment.

Keyword

Calcinosis cutis; Prematurity

MeSH Terms

Basophils
Calcinosis
Dermis
Down Syndrome
Follow-Up Studies
Foot
Humans
Parturition
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