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Milia-like idiopathic calcinosis cutis in a child with Down syndrome

  • Author(s): Kumar, Piyush
  • Savant, Sushil S
  • Nimisha, Esther
  • Das, Anupam
  • Debbarman, Panchami
  • et al.
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Abstract

Idiopathic calcinosis cutis refers to progressive deposition of crystals of calcium phosphate in the skin and other areas of the body, in the absence of any inciting factor. Idiopathic calcinosis cutis may sometimes take the form of small, milia-like lesions. Most commonly, such milia like lesions are seen in the setting of Down syndrome. Herein, we report a 5-year-old girl with multiple asymptomatic discrete milia-like firm papules distributed over the face and extremities. A diagnosis of milia-like idiopathic calcinosis cutis associated with Down Syndrome was provisionally made and was confirmed by histopathology and karyotyping.

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