milia neonatorum


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milia neonatorum

Etymology: L, milium, millet; Gk, neo, new; L, natus, born
a nonpathological dermatological condition characterized by minute epidermal cysts consisting of keratinous debris that occur on the face and occasionally on the trunk of the newborn. They are eliminated by normal desquamation of the skin within a few weeks after birth and leave no scars.
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Milia neonatorum