Article of the Month 11 03-Dermatofibroma

From dermoscopedia

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November

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Dermatofibroma

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Dermatofibromas (DFs) are prevalent cutaneous lesions that most frequently affect young to middle-aged adults, with a slight predominance in females. Clinically, dermatofibromas appear as firm, single or multiple papules/nodules with a relatively smooth surface and predilection for the lower extremities. Characteristically, upon lateral compression of the skin surrounding dermatofibromas, the tumors tend to pucker inward producing a dimple-like depression in the overlying skin; a feature known as the dimple or Fitzpatrick’s sign.

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