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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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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 does granuloma in the spleen mean?

What does granuloma in the spleen mean?

Usually TB or histo: These are usually walled-off infections. Here in Kansas City, it's really common to have these thanks to the histoplasmosis. ...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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What is a granuloma, and does it have to be cut off in order for there to be normal skin healing?

What is a granuloma, and does it have to be cut off in order for there to be normal skin healing?

Granuloma: A granuloma is a small area of inflammation in tissue due to injury, such as from an infection. Granulomas most often occur in the lungs but can occur in other parts of the body as well. They typically cause no signs or symptoms and are found incidentally on an x-ray done for some other reason. ...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