Granuloma faciale

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Granuloma faciale
Classification and external resources
Specialty dermatology
ICD-10 L92.2
ICD-9-CM 701.8
DiseasesDB 33779
eMedicine derm/170

Granuloma faciale (GF) is an uncommon benign chronic skin disease of unknown origin characterized by single or multiple cutaneous nodules, usually occurring over the face.[1]:836 Occasionally, extrafacial involvement is noted, most often on sun-exposed areas.


GF was first described in 1945 by John Edwin Mackonochie Wigley (1892–1962).[2]

Differential diagnosis[edit]

The disease mimics many other dermatoses and can be confused with conditions, such as sarcoidosis, discoid lupus erythematosus, mycosis fungoides, and fixed drug eruption.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ Wigley, J. E. (1945). "Eosinophilic Granuloma. ? Sarcoid of Boeck". Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine. 38 (3): 125–126. PMC 2181658Freely accessible. PMID 19992999.