Colloid Milium: A Review and Update
March 2007 | Volume 6 | Issue 3 | Original Article | 293 | Copyright © March 2007
Shahram Pourrabbani MD, Diego E. Marra MD, Julie Iwasaki BS, Edgar F. Fincher MD PhD, Ronald L. Moy MD
Colloid milium (CM) is a rare cutaneous deposition disease with at least 3 distinct subtypes. The exact histogenesis of
the condition is still unresolved and awaits definitive elucidation. Electron microscopy and immunohistochemical
analysis have allowed the distinction of CM from clinically similar conditions such as amyloidosis. Successful treatment
has been achieved with dermabrasion and, more recently, with ablative and fractional laser resurfacing of affected skin.