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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 annulareAn 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.
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.See: illustration
See also: granuloma