dermatosis papulosa nigra


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der·ma·to·sis pa·pu·lo·'sa ni'g·ra

[MIM*125600]
dark brown papular lesions, observed in blacks, on the face and upper trunk; histologically and clinically, they resemble seborrheic keratoses.

der·ma·to·sis pa·pu·lo·sa nig·ra

(dĕrmă-tōsis pap-yū-lōsă nīgră)
Dark brown papular lesions, observed in black people, on the face and upper trunk; histologically and clinically, they resemble seborrheic keratoses.

dermatosis papulosa nigra

An eruption consisting of many tiny tumors, or milia, on facial skin. It is more common in blacks than in other ethnic groups.
See also: dermatosis
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Electrosurgery is often the preferred method for removing dermatosis papulosa nigra lesions, especially when the patient is concerned about pigment changes.
The common non-infective dermatoses observed in the study were xerosis (54.9%), senile ichthyosis (29.5%), dermatosis papulosa nigra (24%) (figure 3), acrochordon (24.4%), cherry angioma (17.1%) (figure 4), seborrhoeic keratoses (17.8%), colloid milia (13.1%), macular amyloidosis (10.5%), senile comedones (9.1), senile ecchymosis (4.7%) (Figure 5), lichen simplex chronicus (4.7%), fissure foot (12%), non-healing ulcers (1.5%), xanthelasma palpebrarum (figure 6), prurigo nodularis, psoriasis, bullous pemphigoid, longitudinal ridging of nails, oral submucosal fibrosis.
The patient had undergone radiofrequency ablation for dermatosis papulosa nigra and acrochordons 2 days back.
I once had a patient with type IV skin tell me at her first visit that, years before, she had electrodessication on her face for DPN (dermatosis papulosa nigra), a procedure she had done on several occasions without complications and great results.