Borgia, F. and Guarneri, F. (1998) Granuloma anulare. Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche, LXXXVI (1). pp. 49-58.
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Granuloma Annulare is a benign, cutaneous, inflammatory disorder, characterized clinically by annular, flesh- colored grouped papules.
Incidence is highest in women; over men, it predominates in patients under 30 years of age, and may have a hereditary predisposition.
Granuloma annulare has no confirmed etiology, but is commonly held that its pathogenesis may be a type IV delayed hypersensitivity reaction.
The disease has four clinical manifestations: localized, generalized, nodular and perforating.
Histologically the lesions usually demonstrate incomplete collagen degeneration surrounded by palisading inflammatory cells.
A large and varied number of therapeutic modalities have been used for the treatment of the disease but, often, they are unnecessary, because the pathology is self-limiting.
|Subjects:||M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche > 1998|
M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Lettere, Filosofia e belle Arti > 1998
|Depositing User:||Dr PP C|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jan 2013 11:04|
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