INFANTILE DIGITAL FIBROMATOSIS
By Gary M. White, MD
Courtesy O. Dale Collins, MD
Infantile digital fibromatosis (IDF) is a benign condition of infants in which fibrous nodules develop on the fingers and/or toes.
- Onset is in the first year of life and often in the first month.
- Firm, pink, or red nodule, usually on the lateral, distal finger.
One or more firm nodules develop on the infant's fingers and/or toes. Diagnosis may be confirmed with a biopsy. The thumb and great toes are typically spared. There is initial rapid growth, then slow involution. Occasionally, they be grow to be large multi nodular lesions, distorting the normal anatomy [Indian J Dermatol 2016;61:222-4].
The preferred treatment is observation since the nodules slowly involute, usually without scarring. The lesions may recur after surgical excision but metastasis does not occur.
Actas Dermosifiliogr.2005;96:325-7 - Vol. 96 Núm.5
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