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Tiny bumps under skin getting worse. NEUROFIBROMA?

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Hello. I'm Tasha from Malaysia. I would like to ask about the disease called Neurofibromas. There's lot of tiny bump under my skin and now it getting worst. Here I will attach some pictures. I hope you will give me some feedback and advice.

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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
Neurofibromas are a gentically acquired disease where there are tumors arising from the nerve tissue and can present as multiple tumors all around the body, can include any nerve tissue.
Do you have a history of neurofibromatosis?
Also since how long have you been having these bumps? Was it an allergic reaction, or they have been present for some time?

Patient replied :

Thank you for replied. I've been having these bumps since I was teen. I am now 25 yo. I dont have any past medical history as you mentioned above. My father also have these bumps but only few. As for me it can be seen clearly on my neck, hands, back and thighs. Regards.

Thank you for the follow up.
With an onset in your adulthood, and with a similar history in your father it mostly points to neurofibroma.
You need to be evaluated by a neurologist.
Normally they don't cause any symptoms, however i still recommedn you get an neurologist examination for confirmation.

Patient replied :

I was hospitalized and suspected for SLE before. It was on 2010. But after 2011 I haven't go for next review. Does it related to my past medical history?

SLE is an auto immune disease while Neurofibromas are genetically acquired tumors of the nerve bodies.
So they are two different entities altogether.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

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