Lipoid proteinosis: A case with ophthalmological and psychiatric findings

Bahadir S., Cobanoglu U., KAPICIOGLU Z., KANDIL S. T., CIMSIT G., SOENMEZ M., ...More

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.33, no.3, pp.215-218, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2006.00049.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-218
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Lipoid proteinosis (LP) is an uncommon, recessively inherited disorder. The disease usually has its onset in the newborn period and is manifested by hoarseness. The skin and mucous membrane involvement arises between the first and second year of age. A 14-year-old male presented with the complaint of blistering on various sites of his skin, from the age of 12 months, resulting in scarring. Ophthalmological and psychiatric findings also appeared during the clinical course. The histological findings of skin biopsy included extensive deposits of amorphous eosinophilic material in the papillary dermis. No known therapy exists for LP.