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Granuloma faciale

Granuloma faciale
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 L92.2
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. Occasionally, extrafacial involvement is noted, most often on sun-exposed areas.

Lever and Leeper first recognized GF as a distinct entity in 1950. Pinkus' group suggested the name granuloma faciale that same year. The disease mimics many other dermatoses and can be confused with conditions, such as sarcoidosis, discoid lupus erythematosus, mycosis fungoides, and fixed drug eruption.

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