granuloma annulare


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gran·u·lo·ma an·nu·la·'re

a chronic or recurrent, usually self-limited papular eruption that tends to develop on the distal portions of the extremities and over prominences, although the condition may be generalized; waxy papules tend to form annular lesions characterized microscopically by foci of dermal necrosis with mucin deposits, bordered by histiocytes with palisaded nuclei.

granuloma annulare

a self-limited chronic skin disease of unknown cause that consists of reddish papules or nodules arranged in a ring with a normal or sunken center. It most commonly occurs on the distal portions of the extremities in children.
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Granuloma annulare

granuloma annulare

An idiopathic annular papular rash with geographic borders, which often occurs on the dorsum of the hands, feet and fingers of children and young adults. Female:male ratio, 2:1; granuloma annulare may be associated with diabetes.
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GRANULOMA ANNULARE

granuloma annulare

A circular rash with a raised red border, usually found on the hands, knuckles, or arms of young patients. The cause is unknown. The rash often lasts 1 or 2 years and then may disappear spontaneously.
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See also: granuloma

granuloma annulare

A skin condition commonly affecting the back of the feet or hands of children and young adults. It appears as an incomplete ring of confluent, slightly raised bumps, usually of skin colour but sometimes red or red-blue. The cause is unknown and recovery is spontaneous.

granuloma annulare

benign asymptomatic skin lesion of children and young adults; may herald diabetes; presents as red spots (that gradually extend outwards in a ring-like manner) on hands, fingers, elbows and feet; resolve spontaneously over months; diagnosis should exclude tinea pedis/ringworm and necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum
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Disseminated granuloma annulare in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: case report and review of literature.
Successful outcome of cryosurgery in patients with granuloma annulare.
Histologic analysis demonstrated a palisading, necrobiotic granulomatous dermatitis with increased interstitial mucin (highlighted by colloidal iron stain shown in inset) consistent with granuloma annulare (Figure 3).
To estimate the prevalence of dyslipidemia in granuloma annulare patients, the investigators reviewed the medical records of 140 adult patients with idiopathic granuloma annulare and 420 controls matched for age, gender, race, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hypothyroidism, according to data presented in a poster at the meeting.
A common disorder, granuloma annulare often appears on elbows and ankles, said Dr.
The common subsequent conditions are many like granuloma annulare, sarcoid, metastasis, lymphoma, leukemia cutis, pseudolymphoma, tinea, angiosarcoma, Bowen's disease and tuberculoid and vasculitic granuloma.
Even in these clinical settings, patch-stage cutaneous KS lesions may need to be differentiated from targetoid hemosiderotic hemangioma, fibrous histiocytoma, and interstitial granuloma annulare.
Dahl wrote that the finding of dyslipidemia among so many granuloma annulare patients "comes as a surprise.
Aktinik keratoz, verruka vulgaris, granuloma annulare, seboreik keratoz lezyonlari endikasyonlari arasinda sayilabilir (8,9).
Annular lesions of granuloma annulare may be mistaken for tinea corporis; nail psoriasis may be misdiagnosed as onychomycosis; and follicular papules of keratosis pilaris may be confused with follicular eczema.
Various common and rare skin disorders associated with diabetes include diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica, diabetic bullae, diabetic thick skin, yellow skin, acanthosis nigricans, eruptive xanthomas, disseminated granuloma annulare, scleredema, yellow nails, skin tags, diabetic rubeosis, vitiligo and lichen planus.