Indian Dermatology Online Journal

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Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 213--215

Eruptive vellus hair cyst presenting as asymptomatic follicular papules on extremities


Swapna Khatu, Resham Vasani, Shital Amin 
 Department of Dermatology, K. J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Swapna Khatu
B-32, Niranjan Co Op Hsg Soc, M.G. Road, Vishnu Nagar, Dombivli (West), District-Thane - 421 202, Maharashtra
India

Eruptive vellus hair cysts were first described in 1977. They usually appear as yellow to reddish-brown papules on the chest. Usual onset is between ages 17 and 24 years, but they may be congenital. Some believe that they may be inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder. Histologically the cyst has a stratified squamous epithelium and it contains laminated keratin and vellus hairs. They are felt to be caused by an abnormality at the infundibular level of the vellus hair. We present this because of this patient«SQ»s unusual distribution of eruptive vellus hair cysts.


How to cite this article:
Khatu S, Vasani R, Amin S. Eruptive vellus hair cyst presenting as asymptomatic follicular papules on extremities.Indian Dermatol Online J 2013;4:213-215


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Khatu S, Vasani R, Amin S. Eruptive vellus hair cyst presenting as asymptomatic follicular papules on extremities. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Sep 27 ];4:213-215
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