Dermatosis Papulosis Nigra: Treatment Options

January 2007 | Volume 6 | Issue 1 | Original Article | 29 | Copyright © 2007

Mary P. Lupo MD

Abstract

Dermatosis papulosis nigra (DPN) is a very prevalent skin condition among certain ethnic groups, especially African- Americans and Afro-Caribbeans. The histology is not significantly different from that of seborrheic keratosis. DPN does not pose any health dangers, but patients often seek removal due to aesthetic concerns since it occurs commonly on the face. When performing any elective procedure, it is important that great care is taken to prevent complications so as to not merely exchange one defect for another such as a scar or discoloration. This article will outline options for management of this common cosmetic problem.

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