GRANULOMA ANULAR PDF

Granuloma annulare Open pop-up dialog box Close Granuloma annulare Granuloma annulare Granuloma annulare is a chronic skin condition that causes raised reddish or skin-colored bumps lesions in a ring pattern, usually on the hands and feet. Granuloma annulare gran-u-LOW-muh an-u-LAR-e is a skin condition that causes raised reddish or skin-colored bumps lesions in a ring pattern. The bumps are usually on the hands and feet. Minor skin injuries and some drugs might trigger the condition. Different types affect adults and children.

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Granuloma annulare GA is a common skin condition in which there are smooth discoloured plaques. They are usually thickened and ring-shaped or annular in shape. Granuloma annulare is more correctly known as necrobiotic papulosis. There are several clinical patterns. Who gets granuloma annulare? Granuloma annulare affects the skin of children, teenagers or young adults or older adults, less commonly.

What is the cause of granuloma annulare? Granuloma annulare is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to some component of the dermis. The reason that this occurs is unknown. Localised granuloma annulare is sometimes associated with autoimmune thyroiditis, but it does not clear up with thyroid replacement.

Extensive granuloma annulare is sometimes associated with diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia, and rarely with lymphoma, HIV infection and solid tumours. What are the clinical features of granuloma annulare? Granuloma annulare can occur on any site of the body and is occasionally quite widespread. It only affects the skin. Granuloma annulare may cause no symptoms, but affected areas are often tender when knocked. The plaques tend to slowly change shape, size and position. Localised granuloma annulare The localised form is the most common type of granuloma annulare in children.

One or more skin coloured bumps occur in rings in the skin over joints, particularly the knuckles. The centre of each ring is often a little depressed. Localised granuloma annulare usually affects the fingers or the backs of both hands, but is also common on top of the foot or ankle, and over one or both elbows.

Localised granuloma annulare.

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Granuloma anular

Granuloma annulare GA is a common skin condition in which there are smooth discoloured plaques. They are usually thickened and ring-shaped or annular in shape. Granuloma annulare is more correctly known as necrobiotic papulosis. There are several clinical patterns. Who gets granuloma annulare? Granuloma annulare affects the skin of children, teenagers or young adults or older adults, less commonly.

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Granuloma annulare: Diagnosis and treatment

Back to Health A to Z Granuloma annulare Granuloma annulare is a rash that often looks like a ring of small pink, purple or skin-coloured bumps. It usually appears on the back of the hands, feet, elbows or ankles. The rash is not usually painful, but it can be slightly itchy. Granuloma annulare is more common in children and young adults, although it can affect people of all ages.

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