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Dermatosis papulosa nigra is commonly known as DPN. DPN usually affects the cheeks, neck, and upper chest. Size of DPN ranges 1 to 5 millimeters.  Dermatosis papulosa nigra affects up to 35% African and American peoples.  DPN also occurs in dark-colored Asian peoples. Females affected more frequently by DPN as compared to males. The cause of DPN is unknown but 50% of people affected by DPN have a family history of DPN. DPN doesn’t usually cause pain or discomfort.

Treatments for DPN:

  • Curettage
  • Cryotherapy
  • Laser therapy


What is dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN)

What is DPN

What is Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)?    Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra commonly knowns as DPN is a condition that is predominantly found in the African population. They are black or brown spots found prominently on the cheek and around eyes. They ...


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