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.
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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.
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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.