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Fibromatosis

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* Not a rare disease
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Overview


Fibromatosis refers to a group of conditions characterized by overgrowths of skin and connective tissue called fibromas. These fibromas are usually benign (non-cancerous). Fibromatosis can be classified by a person's age or by the location of the fibromas. The cause of fibromatosis is often unknown, and treatment depends on the individual disease.[1]
Last updated: 5/10/2010

References

  1. Ngan V. Fibromatosis. New Zealand Dermatological Society Web site. June 15, 2009; http://dermnetnz.org/dermal-infiltrative/fibromatosis.html. Accessed 5/10/2010.
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Basic Information

  • DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.