A 37-year-old female asked:
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i suffer from granuloma annulare, erythema annulare centrifugum, erythema nodosum, and low igm. are these related or might they have a common cause?

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Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
43 years experience Dermatology
Unlikely: These 3 conditions have 3 different auto-sensitivity targets, in the skin. Biopsy appearance is different under the microscope, and treatments are different. The first 2 conditions usually respond poorly to any cream, but are not serious. E. Nodosum can be a sign of a more serious underlying disease, and stronger meds are needed. Please see a Dermatologist for treatment.
Answered on Aug 25, 2015

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