Granuloma Annulare



Granuloma Annulare


Christine J. Ko, MD










This photograph of granuloma annulare shows annular arrangements of pink papules on the dorsal hand. There is no surface scale. (Courtesy Yale Residents’ Collection.)






Granuloma annulare typically shows a palisade of histiocytes image around central mucin image. There is a perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate.


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Granuloma annulare (GA)


Synonyms



  • Deep GA = pseudorheumatoid nodule


Definitions



  • Idiopathic granulomatous skin disease


CLINICAL ISSUES


Epidemiology



  • Age



    • More common in children/young adults


  • Gender



    • More common in females


Site



  • Most commonly over backs of hands/feet or on arms/ legs

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Granuloma Annulare
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