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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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What is a treatment for granuloma annulare?

What is a treatment for granuloma annulare?

Depends: There are several types of ga. Sometimes topical steroids can be used, even intralesional steroids at times. However, the more common types of ga can and will get better slowly over time. I'd have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for granuloma annulare?

What is the treatment for granuloma annulare?

Steroids: For localized type, potent topical steroid or intralesional injections, cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen, and nitrous oxide can be used. There are others like tacrolimus and Imiquimod creams which have been used for localized and generalized. As for generalized, the treatment of choice remains to be defined. ...Read more

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Is lichen planus very different to Granuloma annulaire?

Is lichen planus very different to Granuloma annulaire?

LICHEN PLANUS PLUS?: ITS LIKE WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APPLES AND ORANGES? THEY ARE BOTH FRUIT THEY ALSO ARE SKIN DISORDERS. LETS CALL LICHEN PLANUS -- LP LETS CALL GRANULOMA --GA LP CAN BE VERY ITCHY GA DOESNT ITCH NO ONE ACTUALLY KNOWS WHAT CAUSES GA. LP CAN BE CAUSED BY CERTAIN MEDICATIONS. THEY LOOK COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. LP CAN OCCUR IN THE MOUTH GA OCCURS ONLY ON THE SKIN THEY ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS. ...Read more

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Is there a new treatment for granuloma annulare available involving anti-bacterals?

Is there a new treatment for granuloma annulare available involving anti-bacterals?

Not new: There was a small study in 2009 of triple antibiotic regimen for GA which had some success. It was recently repeated and, again, there was some improvement. Both used rifampin, ofloxacin, and minocycline. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1123031-treatment http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dth.12159/abstract Let us know if it works for you, should you try it. ...Read more

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Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Quite a few!: Cgd is an immune deficiency that leads to frequent bacterial and fungal infections. Current treatment can include aggressive and prolonged antibiotic, antifungal, and Prednisone use (sometimes continuously for each as prevention), interferon, white blood cell transfusions, stem cell transplantation, and sometimes bone marrow transplantation. ...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 pityriasis lichenoides chronica be cured?

Can pityriasis lichenoides chronica be cured?

It can't be : Cured but lesions can be controlled, suppressed and managed with uv radiation , steroids cream, sun exposure, antibiotics etc . The skin conditions is claimed to be due to hypersensitivity to eipstein-barr virus . Fruits, veggies and immune booster herbal meds may prevent its exacerbation ...Read more

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Can granulmoa annulare be prevented?

Can granulmoa annulare be prevented?

Cause unknown: There are many potential triggers for granuloma annulare. Some are preventable, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, hiv. Others causes include lymphoma and some tumors. If you are concerned about any of these potential health problems please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is necrotizing granulomatous lymphadenitis?

What is necrotizing granulomatous lymphadenitis?

GANGRENOUS : The lymph node has to be operated and removed due to the severe infection . ...Read more

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Is there a prednisone alternative for erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

Is there a prednisone alternative for erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

Look for a cause: The first issue is to make sure there is not an underlying cause such as hepatitis c or tuberculosis. ...Read more

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What is an alternative to prednisone for erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What is an alternative to prednisone for erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

Watch out for TB: Nodular vasculitis can be difficult to treat, and there are alternatives to prednisone, like nsaids and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). One of the important things to realize is that this condition is sometimes associated with tuberculosis. If you are using Prednisone (an immunosupressant) you want to make sure you don't have an infection causing your problem. See your dermatologist for a thorough evaluation. ...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