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Dermatofibroma Causes & Risks


The cause is unknown. They sometimes seem to appear after a minor injury to the skin. This can include an insect bite or a prick of a thorn.

Risk Factors

The following factors increase your chance of developing dermatofibromas:

  • Sex: women are more likely to develop this condition than men.
  • Age: middle-aged adults (dermatofibromas are rarely found in children)

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