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Granuloma anulare

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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 10:04
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2013 10:04
URI: http://cab.unime.it/mus/id/eprint/2866

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