Lipoid proteinosis in two Indian brothers - a case report from South Bengal

K Shome, I Das, A Saha, N Jain, J Seth, Dr. Rajesh


Lipoid proteinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder with variable phenotype, caused by defect in extracellular matrix protein-1 and is characterized by deposition of periodic acid-Schiff-positive, diastase resistant material in skin, mucous membrane and internal organs. There are only few reports regarding lipoid proteinosis in literature and in this part of the world. Here, we report a case of lipoid proteinosis in a 29-year-old male with positive family history and widespread distribution involving skin and internal organs. Histopathological finding was consistent with clinical diagnosis of lipoid proteinosis.



Lipoid proteinosis, hyalinosis cutis, calcification

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