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Aside from thyroid dysfunction, what underlying diseases are associated with granuloma annulare?

Aside from thyroid dysfunction, what underlying diseases are associated with granuloma annulare?

Unknown cause: The cause of granuloma annulare is not known. You may consult this sire for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/granuloma-annulare/basics/definition/con-20026647 ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Granuloma Annulare (Definition)

Granuloma annulare or ga is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin that shows up as raised reddish bumps that often form rings. It is usually seen on hands, elbows, knees, but can be almost anywhere on the body. It can be treated with topical or injected steroids as well as a ...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

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Is most generalized granuloma annulare idiopathic or related to disease?

Is most generalized granuloma annulare idiopathic or related to disease?

Granuloma Annulare: Causes, incidence, and risk factors granuloma annulare most often affects children and young adults. It is slightly more common in girls. The condition is usually seen in otherwise healthy people. Occasionally, it may be associated with diabetes or thyroid disease. Its cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Can anyone provide info on granuloma annulare such as links and or studies of this disease? I need viable information

Can anyone provide info on granuloma annulare such as links and or studies of this disease? I need viable information

Granuloma Annulare: There is a nice update on granuloma annulare in this months american journal of clinical dermatology. Google: 'etiology, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of granuloma annulare: an update.' and it will take you right to it. ...Read more

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Granuloma annulare is considered idiopathic. Origin, trajectory, cure are all enigmatic. What is the state of research into this widespread disease?

Self-limiting: I'm unaware of any major research efforts as granoloma annulare is not known to pose any significant risks and generally self-resolves in about 1 year. ...Read more

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How do you treat granuloma annulare?

Steroids etc.: Granuloma annulare is a condition where granulomas (little lumps of immune reactive tissue) form in the skin. Treatment is usually with steroid injections into the granulomas, but other therapies include ultraviolet light therapy, creams, and oral medications. Speak to your doctor because choice of treatment depends on what your condition looks like. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: granuloma annulare?

What is the definition or description of: granuloma annulare?

Granuloma annulare: Granuloma annulare or ga is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin that shows up as raised reddish bumps that often form rings. It is usually seen on hands, elbows, knees, but can be almost anywhere on the body. It can be treated with topical or injected steroids as well as a variety of other medications. ...Read more

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I have a terrible case of granuloma annulare on my arms. How do you treat it?

I have a terrible case of granuloma annulare on my arms.  How do you treat it?

Injections, dasone: If topical do not work than intralesional steroids will ftten , lesion. For extensive cases a drug called Dapsone can help.Allopurinol is a other drug that works in some people who are resistant to dapsone. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have plastic surgeon remove granuloma annulare? I have 12, they are coming off, one way or another.

Is it possible to have plastic surgeon remove granuloma annulare? I have 12, they are coming off, one way or another.

No Surgery for GA: Granuloma annulare (ga) is a reaction pattern in the skin--- what the skin is "reacting" to is generally never known. These areas are, in most all cases, temporary and will resolve in 6mos to 2 years. Surgery is not a good option--- the ga may recur around the surgical site, and you will be left with a permanent scar for a condition that will, eventually go away. ...Read more

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My daughter was just diagnosed with granuloma annulare. She was prescribed a topical cream. Is this something she'll have the rest of her life?

My daughter was just diagnosed with granuloma annulare.  She was prescribed a topical cream. Is this something she'll have the rest of her life?

No crystal ball.: It's difficult to predict what will happen with ga; a lot depends on what is causing it, and often the cause is not clear at all. The localized form has a tendency to resolve spontaneously. The generalized form tends to be more persistent. Your daughter should be checked periodically for diabetes, as ga is sometimes a harbinger of the type i form. ...Read more

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How do I know how serious my granuloma annulare is?

How do I know how serious my granuloma annulare is?

Granuloma annulare: Granuloma annulare (ga) is essentially never serious. It is unsightly, can itch , can be associated with other diseases like diabetes and can affect multiple areas, but it not a serious infection or related to cancer. See your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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I have had granuloma annulare for four years and they look like ringworm. I need them gone.

I have had granuloma annulare for four years and they look like ringworm. I need them gone.

Granuloma annulare: Many times the lesion will clear up on its own. Steroids are sometimes used but invariably the lesion returns. ...Read more

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Do steroid injections work on granuloma annulare, and if so how does it affect the injection site.

Do steroid injections work on granuloma annulare, and if so how does it affect the injection site.

Maybe: Steroid injection in granuloma annulare may give you temporary relief from your problem however, there is a good chance that it may return.Most often, it will go away without therapy and the risk of steroid injections. ...Read more

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Why do I continually have reoccurrences of granuloma annulare and tinea versicolor??

Why do I continually have reoccurrences of granuloma annulare and tinea versicolor??

With tinea versicolo: it is common to recur with sweating and activities. try using selsun shampoo weekly in shower leaving on for 20 min, to see if reduces recurrence. for the GA, there is still little known about why it recurs and why it can spread and be persistent. i try grape seed extract for my patients as well as UVB if steroids don't work ...Read more

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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more