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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.
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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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
What do you suggest if my son has a granuloma and I was told 3 weeks ago I have to get it frozen off with a cream. I took him to the?
???: Really need to know what kind of granuloma it is to comment. ...Read more
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
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
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
Removal with Biopsy: A pyogenic granuloma is non-cancerous growth of tissue that is composed of fragile immature blood vessels. There are often found in areas on the skin after trauma (fingers and toes around the nail are most common). They are tender and bleed very easily. See your doctor to have it removed and tested by biopsy to make sure that is what it is. ...Read more
Several: Pyogenic granulomas in the oral cavity may occur in several areas, with the gums being one of the more common locations. They may be due to trauma or some source of local irritation. Typically they will appear as a round elevated lesion, deep red in appearance, bleed easily, and sometimes painful. ...Read more
Maybe: There are numerous diseases which can form granulomas. The majority but not all require treatment. ...Read more