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55. Picture of Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)

Picture of Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN).
Image Source: Color Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology Marc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. Avram Copyright 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPNs) are brownish, wart-like growths that are common in people who are African American and others who have dark skin types. The papules most commonly appear on the cheeks, upper chest, and neck. The lesions represent one kind of seborrheic keratosis. When the growths become too large or there are too many of them, people may opt to have them removed.

Text Source: Color Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology Marc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. Avram Copyright 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra”

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