Granuloma annulare

Rolland Gyulai, Ágnes Kinyó

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Abstract

Granuloma annulare is a benign, usually self-limited granulomatous dermatosis affecting predominantly children and young adults. Clinically, GA typically occurs as localized or disseminated annular, skin-colored or erythematous plaques or individual papules. Lesions are most common on the extremities (especially on the dorsa of the hands and feet); however, in generalized forms, the trunk is frequently affected. Subcutaneous and perforating forms are rare GA variants. Although GA is usually self-limited and asymptomatic, patients often need treatment for cosmetic reasons. Topical treatments are usually recommended for localized GA while systemic treatments may be proposed for generalized GA. Cryotherapy or light-based treatments may be used for both forms of GA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Dermatological Treatments, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages319-329
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783662451397
ISBN (Print)9783662451380
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Cryosurgery
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Isotretinoin
  • Phototherapy
  • Topical corticosteroid
  • Tumor necrosis factor inhibitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Gyulai, R., & Kinyó, Á. (2015). Granuloma annulare. In European Handbook of Dermatological Treatments, Third Edition (pp. 319-329). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-45139-7_33