Epstein pearls

a type of milium sometimes found on the sides of the raphe of the hard palate of the newborn.

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  • Epstein's pearls — are small white or yellow cystic papules (1 to 3 mm in size) often seen in the median palatal raphe of the mouth of newborn infants (occur in 65 85% of newborns). They are typically seen on the roof of the mouth (palate) and are filled with fluid …   Wikipedia

  • Epstein's pearls — Ep·stein s pearls ep .stīnz , .stēnz n pl temporary small white cysts that occur along the midline of the hard palate of many newborn infants Epstein Alois (1849 1918) Czech pediatrician. An authority on children s diseases, Epstein was director… …   Medical dictionary

  • Epstein disease pearls — Ep·stein disease, pearls (epґstīn) [Alois Epstein, Czech pediatrician, 1849–1918] see pseudodiphtheria, and see under pearl …   Medical dictionary

  • Epstein — Alois, German pediatrician, 1849–1918. See E. disease, E. pearls, under pearl, E. sign, E. symptom. Michael Anthony, English virologist, *1921. See E. Barr virus …   Medical dictionary

  • Serres glands — Epstein pearls …   Medical dictionary

  • pearl — 1. A concretion formed around a grain of sand or other foreign body within the shell of certain mollusks. 2. One of a number of small tough masses, such as mucus occurring in the sputum in asthma. 3. SYN: keratin p …   Medical dictionary

  • milium — A tiny subepidermal keratinous cyst, usually multiple and therefore commonly referred to in the plural. M. may be primary (developmental), occurring predominantly on the face in infants and adults, or retention cysts secondary to causes of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Serres angle glands — (sār) [Antoine Etienne Reynaud Augustin Serres, French physiologist, 1786–1868] see metafacial angle, under angle, and Epstein pearls, under pearl …   Medical dictionary

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  • Mel Powell — (born Mel Epstein) (February 12, 1923 – April 24, 1998) was a jazz pianist and composer of classical music. Mel Epstein was born to Russian Jewish parents, Milton Epstein and Mildred Mark Epstein,[1] and began playing piano as a child. He… …   Wikipedia

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