Steatocystoma multiplex

Steatocystoma multiplex is a skin disorder characterized by the development of multiple noncancerous (benign) cysts known assteatocystomas. These growths begin in the skin’s sebaceous glands, which normally produce an oily substance called sebum that lubricates the skin and hair.

Steatocystoma multiplex

Steatocystoma multiplex

 

Signs and symptoms of steatocystoma multiplex include multiple cysts on the skin. The cysts are often 1 to 2 centimeter wide. They frequently occur on the trunk of the body, upper arms, legs, and face; however, they can develop on other parts of the body as well.
What is the treatment for steatocystoma multiplex?
  1. Individual cysts can be removed surgically. …
  2. Cysts can also be removed by laser, electrosurgery or cryotherapy.
  3. Inflammation can be reduced with oral antibiotics.
  4. Oral isotretinoin is not curative but may temporarily shrink the cysts and reduce inflammation.
Steatocystoma multiplex is a condition characterized by numerous skin cysts that tend to develop during puberty. Cysts most often develop on the chest, upper arms and face, but may develop all over the body in some cases. The cysts may become inflamed and cause scarring when they heal.
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