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Image Number 2173 (Lipoid proteinosis)


Diagnosis: Lipoid proteinosis

Site: Face

Sex: M

Age: 9


Description: Acne-like scars.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A 9-year-old boy had been diagnosed with lipoid proteinosis since age of 2 years. Now he presents with a characteristic face, a great portion of which has been replaced with acne-like scars giving the face a shiny waxy appearance. The patient also suffered hoarseness of voice and difficulty in moving his woody tongue. 

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