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DPN "commonly called moles"

 WHAT IS DERMATOSIS PAPULOSA NIGRA (DPN)?

Dermatosis papulosa nigra is a skin condition characterized by the presence of small, dark, and raised lesions, often referred to as moles. These lesions typically appear on the face, neck, and upper trunk and are more common in people with darker skin tones. DPN usually develops during adolescence and increases in number and size with age. The lesions are benign and do not pose any health risks; however, they can cause cosmetic concerns for those affected.

CAUSES OF DERMATOSIS PAPULOSA NIGRA

The exact cause of DPN is not well understood, but it is believed to have a genetic component, as the condition tends to run in families. Some researchers suggest that the development of DPN may be related to the overgrowth of skin cells, known as keratinocytes, or an increase in melanin production, the pigment responsible for skin color. Additionally, factors such as sun exposure and hormonal changes may also play a role in the development of DPN lesions.

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