Granuloma annulare is a chronic, benign, and noncontagious skin disorder. It is varcharacterized by skin lesions that occur in the shape of a ring. Areas most often affected include the skin on the bottoms of feet, backs of fingers, hands, arms, elbows, legs and knees. All ages can be affected, but children between 4 and 12 are most commonly involved. are involved.
Causes of Granuloma Annulare
Signs and Symptoms of Granuloma Annulare
Granuloma annulare produces small, red bumps on the skin, or papules. They appear domes shaped or flat and usually range in size from 3 to 6 mm in diameter. They are usually non-scaling and pink or violet. The papules that appear on the lower extremities are frequently darker than those that appear in other places. The papules, or bumps, may form clusters in the shape of a ring that can range from 1 to 10 cm. The lesions are painless and usually do not itch. The ring’s center is often darker than the edge. Ringed lesions change in size and shape over a period of several weeks to 6 months.
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