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Fordyce spots - Anogenital in

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Contributors: Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH, Benjamin K. Fisher MD
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Synopsis

Fordyce spots are normal, ectopic, large, superficial sebaceous glands seen on mucosal surfaces. The "spots" are asymptomatic and can be found on the glans penis, the mucosal aspect of the foreskin, and, most commonly, the vermilion border of the lips. These sebaceous glands are not associated with hair follicles.

The tiny papules can appear at any point in life, but the incidence of appearance increases with age with the largest prevalence in elderly patients.

The lesions are asymptomatic, but patients may have itching or irritation if they have been treating the papules inappropriately.

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ICD10CM:
 – Normal Condition -- no billing code

SNOMEDCT:
50584008 – Fordyce spots

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Last Updated: 01/19/2015
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Fordyce spots : Buccal mucosa, Lips, Male genital, Yellow color, Tiny papules, Oral papules
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