granuloma annulare

Last reviewed 01/2018

  • Granuloma annulare is a benign condition which presents with skin lesions that consist of asymptomatic dermal nodules. It is usually self-limited and can be seen in all ages (1)
    • the primary feature of the condition is grouped papules which are arranged in a gradually enlarging annular shape. These lesions vary in appearance from flesh-coloured to erythematous (1)
    • in children, they are usually on the fingers or toes
    • condition is harmless but resolution may take many months
    • In the adult, this condition is sometimes associated with diabetes
    • the pathology is believed to be similar to that of necrobiosis lipoidica and the two conditions may occur concurrently

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