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Diseases » Milia » Glossary
 

Glossary for Milia

  • Congenital hypotrichosis milia: A rare inherited disorder characterized by reduced hair from birth and the development of numerous milia which tend to disappear by adolescence. The milia occur on the face, chest, armpits and genital area.
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa Dystrophica, Autosomal Dominant: A rare inherited skin blistering disorder characterized by the development of blisters on the skin and mucous membranes even with minor skin trauma. The blistered areas become scarred. The condition is caused by a defect in the collagen gene. The skin sensitivity may improve with age.
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa Pruriginosa: A rare inherited skin blistering disorder characterized by the development of skin blistering and scarring mainly on the shins. The condition is caused by a defect in the collagen gene. The skin sensitivity may improve with age.
  • Epidermolysis bullosa, dermolytic: A rare genetic syndrome characterized by fragile skin which blisters easily due to defective skin collagen. The mucosal lining of the mouth and even intestines may be effected in severe cases.
  • Infant health conditions: Medical conditions typically affecting infants (including newborns and babies under one year old).
  • Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by basal cell carcinomas, broade face and rib abnormalities.
  • Seborrheic keratosis: Thickening of the skin condition usually from age
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Variegate porphyria: A rare metabolic disorder characterized by a deficiency of a certain enzyme which results in a build-up in the body of porphyrins or their precursors. This form of hepatic porphyria causes the sufferer to have acute attacks as well as skin sensitivity.

 

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