Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

: 2009  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81--84

Lipoid proteinosis

Roopa Shamsundar Rao, Sunita S Betkerur, Chaitanya Babu, VM Sudha 
 Department of Oral Pathology, M. S. Ramaiah Dental College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Roopa Shamsundar Rao
Department of Oral Pathology, M.S. Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, New Bel Road, MSR nagar, Bangalore

Lipoid proteinosis is a rare disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance, characterized by progressive deposition of hyaline material in the skin, mucous membrane, and different organs of the body, resulting in a multitude of clinical manifestations. A 62-year-old male presented with hoarseness of voice since infancy, eyelid beading, and generalized acneiform scars on the facial skin and extremities, and yellowish papules on his tongue and buccal mucose. The patient was diagnosed clinically as a case of Lipoid proteinosis, which was confirmed by skin and mucosal biopsy. The objective of the present work is to describe this rare entity, with approximately 250 cases found in medical literature. This case report also illustrates that Lipoid proteinosis may show protean clinical features and yet may remain undiagnosed for many years. This report will hopefully spawn further studies that will lead to early diagnosis.

How to cite this article:
Rao RS, Betkerur SS, Babu C, Sudha V M. Lipoid proteinosis.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2009;13:81-84

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Rao RS, Betkerur SS, Babu C, Sudha V M. Lipoid proteinosis. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Apr 10 ];13:81-84
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