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What is granuloma?

What is granuloma?

Small nodule: Doctors use the word "granuloma" in different ways. Pathologists may be the most precise in their use. It's basically a collection immune cells (macrophages) that are in a tight knit ball - could be either from an infection or not. There may be some necrosis in the granuloma. ...Read more

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What is a granuloma?

What is a granuloma?

Benign mass: In a granuloma, a group of macrophages (scavenger cells) stick tightly together to wall something off. It's the basis of the normal response to many things, from tuberculosis to a splinter to an ingrown hair. A calcified, stable nodule on your chest x-ray is likely an old granuloma; most of us here in kansas have one from meeting histoplasmosis. They're seen in many forms in many illnesses. ...Read more

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How is a granuloma treated?

How is a granuloma treated?

Depends on the cause: Of granuloma. Tubercular granulomas are treated with antibiotics, whereas sarcoid granulomas are treated with steroid. Other caused of granulomas are foreign bodies, leprosy, fungal infections and some auto-immune disorders. ...Read more

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What is a granuloma please? Tysvm

What is a granuloma please? Tysvm

A term used to: Describe a collection of inflammatory cells and most commonly caused by an infection of tissue. Granulomas are commonly found in the lung tissue which most of the time is the result of fungal infection. There are different types of granulomas depending on which tissue they develop in and what infection caused the formation of granulomas. Overall, they are considered benign lesions. ...Read more

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What is the definition of noncaseating granuloma?

What is the definition of noncaseating granuloma?

Hard in the middle: Granuloma is body defense mechanism response to an antigen which cannot be dealth with. Usually this response is by fibroblasts, macrophages and some inflammatory cells and is like a firm ball, in the center of which is trapped antigen. This is in contrast with caseating granuloma in which there is necrosis in the middle of this ball. This usually formed in tb. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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Can u still go on abroad if u have small granuloma?

Can u still go on abroad if u have small granuloma?

Depends: That depends to where is the site of granuloma and what kind would that be?! for instance if it is in the lung and caseating form you should role out tb. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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What is juvenile zanthro granuloma? How is it treated?

What is juvenile zanthro granuloma? How is it treated?

Franklins: juvenile xanthogranuloma is a self limited skin disorder. Mainly affects infants and small children consists of tan colored firm slightly raised papulonodules several mm in diameter. Treatment varies depending upon location from topical to intralesional steroids surgical removal use of radiotherapy ...Read more

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What is granuloma on the eardrum?

What is granuloma on the eardrum?

Infection: This is most likely due to an ear infection of the middle ear, otitis media, or ear canal (otitis external). You should be on dry ear precautions. You need a hearing test. You may need a ct scan. Consider seeing an otologist. ...Read more

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What causes anulare granuloma and what can. You do to stop it ?

What causes anulare granuloma and what can.   You do to stop it ?

Ganuloma annulare: Its usually self limited ganulomatous skin problem. Grows slowly tend not be symptomatic. Duration variable, maybe 1/2 pts clear up about 2 yrs.. Make suture dr. Makes diagnosis as can be mistaken ringworm and mistreated.Most treatment symptomatic. Dermatology fraught with musteries. Could be immune system, or geinetic! don't know for sure. But it is benign if diagnosis accurate. ...Read more

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My son has a granuloma and I was told 3 weeks ago I have to get it frozen off with a cream. What cream?

My son has a granuloma and I was told 3 weeks ago I have to get it frozen off with a cream. What cream?

How old: is your son and where is the granuloma? Most of the time a granuloma is destroyed by cauterization with silver nitrate or a similar substance. If your son is an infant, this is the technique used. Aldera (imiquimoid) may be the cream regerred to. Granuloma annulare, another type of lesion with similar name is treated with steroid creams or ointments as one method ...Read more

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I have a stitch granuloma. Need to have it cauterised and burnt off. will it recur,what happens after theatre?

I have a stitch granuloma. Need to have it cauterised and burnt off. will it recur,what happens after theatre?

Resolves: Usually when you develop a granuloma like this, cauterizing it will resolve the problem. The cautery will destroy the granuloma and cause and wound that will hopefully heal with normal scar tissue. Occasionally granulomas recurr and have to be treated again with cautery or excision. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a calcified granuloma?

What is a calcified granuloma?

It is a benign: nodule, usually the result of a prior inflammatory process or infection. It is typically an incidental finding in the lungs, but can be seen elsewhere. Generally it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What is the cause of tinea and granuloma ?

What is the cause of tinea and granuloma
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Different: Tineas are usually caused by dermatophytes or fungi while a granuloma is a inflammatory response. ...Read more

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What are splenic calcified granulomas? How are they treated?

What are splenic calcified granulomas? How are they treated?

Histoplasmosis: We consider histoplasmosis a fungal disease. The calcifications suggest it is now healed. Yoru physician can help guide you in the full evaluation or have you see an infectious disease expert. ...Read more

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Why would you have to have a granuloma on youre toe removed?

Why would you have to have a granuloma on youre toe removed?

Granuloma on toe: It is common to see granuloma around nail folds , especially in people with ingrown toenails, as this is the way the body reacts . When you removed the ingrown toenail you would removed this granular tissue. ...Read more

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What is a pyogenic granuloma?

What is a pyogenic granuloma?

Tissue overgrowth: A pyogenic granuloma occurs after an injury or trauma. This is part of the body's healing response. The granulation tissue grows quickly to cover the area of injury and will usually be covered by epithelial tissue (skin). Sometimes this balance is thrown off and the tissue grows to quickly or the skin grows to slowly. To treat this problem, the granuloma is removed and the skin is sutured closed. ...Read more

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What's granuloma annulare disease?

What's granuloma annulare disease?

Skin granulomas: Granuloma annulare is a condition where granulomas (little lumps of immune reactive tissue) form in the skin. It can occasionally be associated with thyroid disease or diabetes, so you should be worked up for those conditions by your doctor. Otherwise, it is benign and of only cosmetic concern. Treatment is usually with steroid injections into the granulomas, but other therapies are described. ...Read more