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Congenital Multiple Clustered Dermatofibroma in a 12-Year-Old Girl


Address correspondence to Justin Finch, M.D., University of Connecticut, Department of Dermatology, 263 Farmington Avenue – MC 6231, Farmington, CT 06030, USA, or e-mail:


Abstract:  Congenital multiple clustered dermatofibroma (MCDF) is a rare, idiopathic, benign tumor presenting at birth as an asymptomatic hyperpigmented patch that is stable until puberty, at which time it enlarges and develops papules. Ultimately, MCDF appears to follow a stable, benign course. We present a case of a 12-year-old girl with congenital MCDF. To our knowledge, this is only the third reported case of congenital presentation of MCDF and the only case featuring atrophoderma-like depression.