Colloid milium

Franco Rongioletti

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Colloid milium is a rare, degenerative skin condition characterized by deposition of amorphous hyaline-like material in the dermis. Colloid milium and colloid degeneration include at least four distinct clinicopathological conditions: classic adult-type colloid milium, juvenile colloid milium, nodular-colloid degeneration (paracolloid), and pigmented colloid milium (hydroquinone related). There are usually no systemic implications, with the exception of a rare ligneous conjunctivitis or periodontitis in the juvenile type. Special stains, immunohistochemical studies, and electron microscopy have allowed the distinction from similar conditions such as amyloidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical and Pathological Aspects of Skin Diseases in Endocrine, Metabolic, Nutritional and Deposition Disease
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781607611806
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Adult-type colloid milium
  • Juvenile colloid milium
  • Nodular colloid degeneration (paracolloid)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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