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Image Number 304 (Perifollicular fibromas)

Papules,skin coloured

Diagnosis: Perifollicular fibromas

Site: Face papules multiple

Sex: M

Age: 70

Type: Clinical

Description: Another parient showing non inflammatory papules

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Perifollicular fibromas are multiple flesh coloured or pink lesions which resemble trichoepitheliomas.Their presence has been linked to colonic polyposis.They represent a benign fibroma of the connective tissue sheath of the hair follicle.They have been described as part of the Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome.

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