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Granuloma Faciale Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
 
Updated: Jun 10, 2016
 
 
 
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Author

Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH Professor and Head of Dermatology, Professor of Pathology, Pediatrics, Medicine, and Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Visiting Professor, Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration

Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, New York Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Physicians, Sigma Xi

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Coauthor(s)

Michael Wiederkehr, MD Consulting Staff, Livingston Dermatology Associates; Consulting Staff, Comprehensive Dermatology and Laser Center

Michael Wiederkehr, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Medical Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

David F Butler, MD Section Chief of Dermatology, Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System; Professor of Dermatology, Texas A&M University College of Medicine; Founding Chair, Department of Dermatology, Scott and White Clinic

David F Butler, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha, Association of Military Dermatologists, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for MOHS Surgery, Phi Beta Kappa

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Paul Krusinski, MD Director of Dermatology, Fletcher Allen Health Care; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Paul Krusinski, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Physicians, Society for Investigative Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chief Editor

Dirk M Elston, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Dirk M Elston, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Daniel J Hogan, MD Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine (Dermatology), Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Investigator, Hill Top Research, Florida Research Center

Daniel J Hogan, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Dermatology, American Contact Dermatitis Society, Canadian Dermatology Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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Solitary, well-demarcated, brown-red plaque associated with granuloma faciale.
Solitary, well-demarcated, brown-red plaque associated with granuloma faciale.
Solitary, well-demarcated, brown-red plaque associated with granuloma faciale.
Granuloma faciale.
Histologic findings in granuloma faciale.
Histologic findings in granuloma faciale.
Histologic findings in granuloma faciale.
Histologic findings in granuloma faciale.
Histologic findings in granuloma faciale.
Histologic findings in granuloma faciale include a normal epidermis; a grenz zone of uninvolved dermis just beneath the epidermis; and a dense, polymorphous inflammatory infiltrate located in the papillary and mid dermis. The infiltrate consists of neutrophils, lymphocytes, eosinophils, monocytes, and, occasionally, mast cells. Perivascular inflammation is also observed.
Histologic findings in granuloma faciale.
Multiple brown-red plaques on the face associated with granuloma faciale (same patient as in Media Files 13-16).
Multiple brown-red plaques on the nose associated with granuloma faciale (same patient as in Media Files 12 and 14-16).
Multiple brown-red plaques on the forehead associated with granuloma faciale (same patient as in Media Files 12-13 and 15-16).
Close-up view of multiple brown-red plaques on the forehead associated with granuloma faciale (same patient as in Media Files 12-14 and 16).
Close-up view of multiple brown-red plaques on the nose associated with granuloma faciale (same patient as in Media Files 12-15).
 
 
 
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