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October 1976

Steatocystoma Multiplex

Author Affiliations


From the Dermatology Service, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Tex. Lieutenant Colonel Cole is now at the MacDill USAF Regional Hospital, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(10):1437-1439. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630340055015

• Steatocystoma multiplex is a poorly understood clinical condition characterized by numerous cutaneous cysts. The lesions can be confused with milia, epidermal inclusion cysts, sebaceous cysts, dermoids, and the cysts of acne vulgaris. This patient has hypotrichosis and multiple milia-like cysts on the face and scalp, showing the histologic characteristics of steatocystoma multiplex.

(Arch Dermatol 112:1437-1439, 1976)