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White fibrous papulosis of the neck

  • Author(s): Schaffer, Panta Rouhani
  • Tran, Kathleen
  • Kaplan, Jennifer
  • Patel, Rishi
  • Kamino, Hideko
  • Ramachandran, Sarika
  • Franks Jr., Andrew G
  • et al.
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We present a 76-year old woman with a five-year history of asymptomatic, white papules that were grouped on the lateral and posterior aspects of the neck, inferior axillae, and central mid-back. The histopathologic findings showed thickened collagen bundles. A diagnosis of white fibrous papulosis of the neck was made, which is believed to be a manifestation of intrinsic aging. There are no treatments for white fibrous papulosis of the neck. One hypothesized approach is the application of a topical anti-oxidant to reduce free-radical induced aging.

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