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What are dermatofibromas?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Dermatofibromas are small, hard bumps or spots on the skin. Dermatofibromas are usually reddish or brown and often turn up on the legs. While they may be unattractive, dermatofibromas are harmless and usually don't cause any symptoms, though some may cause minor itching. In most cases dermatofibromas don't require treatment. 
Rick Sayegh
Rick Sayegh on behalf of MDLIVE
Internal Medicine
Dermatofibromas represent a benign proliferation of fibroblasts that sometimes occur as a result of trauma or insect bites, but often are idiopathic. Most patients have isolated lesions, although some have up to ten at a time.

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