Epidemiology

Miliaria is seen in all age groups and sexes worldwide.[3] Miliaria profunda is seen mostly in adults while miliaria crystallina and miliaria rubra occur in both children and adults.[1] Miliaria crystallina occurs in 1.3% to 4.5% of infants and congenital cases have been described.[3][5][6][7][8] Miliaria rubra affects 4% of neonates.[5] Miliaria crystallina and rubra occur globally while miliaria profunda is usually only seen in tropical environments.[1]

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