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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 446-448

Atrophic dermatofibroma in a young female: A rare entity

Department of Dermatology, G. G. S. Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab, India

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Dr. Neerja Puri
Department of Dermatology, G. G. S. Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab.
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DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_100_20

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Introduction: Atrophic dermatofibroma is a rare variant of dermatofibroma which is many times underdiagnosed. Case Report: We report a case report of a 29-year-old female who came to the dermatology department with black-colored lesions on the lower leg for the past 7 years. Histopathological examination revealed a non-encapsulated dermal tumor involving upper to deep reticular dermis and extending to superficial subcutis. There was epidermal hyperplasia, and at the center of the lesion a slight epidermal atrophy was present. Discussion: It is a commonly underdiagnosed variant of dermatofibroma. Histopathologically, this disorder presents as a decrease in at least 50% of the thickness of the dermis relative to the adjacent dermis. The case is rare and hence reported.

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