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Images in paediatrics
Infantile digital fibromatosis
  1. Giulia Paloni1,
  2. Ilaria Mattei2,
  3. Roberto Salmaso3,
  4. Mario Cutrone4
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Institute for Maternal and Child Health – IRCCS“Burlo Garofolo” – Trieste, University of Trieste, Italy
  2. 2Paediatric Dermatology, “Ospedale dell'ANGELO”, Venice, Italy
  3. 3Division of Pathology, Department of Diagnostic Medical Science and Special Therapies, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
  4. 4Paediatric, “Ospedale dell'ANGELO”, Venice, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Giulia Paloni, Department of Pediatrics, Institute for Maternal and Child Health – IRCCS – “Burlo Garofolo”, Via dell'Istria 65, Trieste 34100, Italy;giulia.paloni{at}

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A healthy, 4-month-old female infant presented with two reddish, small, painless nodules on the distal phalanx of the toes, which progressively increased in size. She was otherwise healthy. There was no history of trauma or inflammation. On physical examination, a firm, erythematous papule 1 cm in diameter was found on the distal phalanx of the fifth and third toes of the left and right foot respectively …

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  • Contributors The paper was written by GP: pediatrician, IM: dermatologist who performed the skin biopsy, RS: pathologist who analysed the histology, MC: pediatric dermatologist.

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  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.