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Granuloma Annulare

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Synonyms of Granuloma Annulare

  • Lichen Annularis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Generalized (Disseminated) Granuloma Annulare
  • Linear Granuloma Annulare
  • Localized Granuloma Annulare
  • Perforating Granuloma Annulare
  • Subcutaneous Granuloma Annulare

General Discussion

Granuloma annulare is a chronic degenerative skin disorder. The most common form is localized granuloma annulare, which is characterized by the presence of small, firm red or yellow colored bumps (nodules or papules) that appear arranged in a ring on the skin. In most cases, the sizes of the lesions range from one to five centimeters. The most commonly affected sites include the feet, hands, and fingers. In addition to the localized form, there are four less common forms: generalized or disseminated, linear, perforating, and subcutaneous. The lesions associated with granuloma annulare usually disappear without treatment (spontaneous remission). However, the lesions often reappear. The exact cause of granuloma annulare is unknown.

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