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Granuloma faciale with disseminated extra facial lesions

Soheila Nasiri, Hoda Rahimi, Ali Farnaghi, Zahra Asadi-Kani
Dermatology Online Journal 2010, 16 (6): 5
Granuloma faciale (GF) is a rare cutaneous disorder categorized as a localized form of small vessel vasculitis. Clinically, it manifests as single or multiple, well-demarcated, red-brown plaques, papules and nodules, nearly always confined to the face. Herein, we report a 39-year-old man with multiple red-brown, infiltrated plaques on his face and extrafacial lesions on the back, shoulders, and both arms. Skin biopsy revealed typical histopathological findings of GF. The patient failed to respond to pulsed dye laser, but intralesional triamcinolone combined with cryotherapy led to an acceptable response.

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