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What is a fibrous papule?

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Fibrous papules are dome-shaped lesions with a shiny appearance. The size of a fibrous papule varies from 1 to 5 millimeters in diameter. Fibrous papules are firm and hard.

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Fibrous papules are found on the nose and less frequently on the cheeks, chin and neck. If a similar papule is found on the fingers, it is described as reactive nodular hyperlasia. Fibrous papules can be removed for cosmetic reasons, but they are otherwise not harmful. Fibrous papules are a variant of angiofibromas, which are defined as small, reddish-brown or skin-colored smooth bumps that are made of fibrous tissues as well.

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