Annular elastolytic giant-cell granuloma

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Annular elastolytic giant-cell granuloma
Classification and external resources
Specialty dermatology
ICD-10 L92.1 (ILDS L92.120)
ICD-9-CM 695.89

Annular elastolytic giant-cell granuloma (also known as "Giant cell elastophagocytosis,"[1] "Meischer's granuloma,"[2] "Miescher's granuloma of the face"[1]) is a cutaneous condition characterized histologically by a dermal infiltrate of macrophages.[1][2]:706


Localized granuloma annulare has a tendency towards spontaneous resolution. Localized lesions have been treated with potent topical corticosteroids.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ a b James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  3. ^ Ruby Ghadially; Akos Z Szabo; Amit Garg (January 25, 2012). "Granuloma Annulare Treatment". Medscape.