Granuloma Annulare

Granuloma Annulare

Elyse M. Love

Evan Rieder


Granuloma annulare (GA) is a common noninfectious, inflammatory condition that results from focal degeneration of elastic fibers. Two-thirds of patients are less than 30 years of age at presentation. Incidence is twice as common in females as in males. Generalized GA typically presents later in life and is less responsive to treatment. Classic GA is a self-limited disease, but lesions may persist for decades. Spontaneous resolution occurs in 50% of GA cases within 2 years; however, 40% of patients experience a recurrence.1


Patients typically present with a complaint of a slowly enlarging red plaque or plaques on the extremities that may be pruritic; in generalized GA, they present with numerous small red papules generally distributed that may be asymptomatic to pruritic.

Jun 29, 2020 | Posted by in Dermatology | Comments Off on Granuloma Annulare
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