Which age groups are at highest risk for sebaceous hyperplasia?

Updated: Oct 05, 2020
  • Author: David T Robles, MD, PhD, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Sebaceous hyperplasia is common in newborns. [24] Of 1000 consecutive neonates examined in an Iranian prospective cohort study, 43.7% had sebaceous hyperplasia. [25]

Typical facial papules begin to appear in middle age (usually fifth or sixth decade) and continue to appear into later life.


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