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Granuloma faciale
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Granuloma faciale

Contributors: Vivian Wong MD, PhD, Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Susan Burgin MD
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Synopsis

Granuloma faciale (GF) is a rare and idiopathic disorder characterized by the formation of asymptomatic red-brown plaque(s), usually on the face. Extrafacial lesions are present in less than 20% of cases. GF occurs most often in middle-aged white men, but it has been described in both sexes and in multiple ethnicities. In the largest series, the mean age was 53 years (range from 20-89 years). Only a handful of cases of GF have been reported in children.

GF is a chronic condition, and the lesions rarely resolve spontaneously. The disease is thought to represent a chronic leukocytoclastic vasculitis.

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ICD10CM:
L92.2 – Granuloma faciale [eosinophilic granuloma of skin]

SNOMEDCT:
61137005 – Granuloma faciale

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Last Reviewed:08/30/2018
Last Updated:08/30/2018
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Granuloma faciale
A medical illustration showing key findings of Granuloma faciale : Forehead, Nose, Cheeks
Clinical image of Granuloma faciale - imageId=631808. Click to open in gallery.  caption: 'A pink plaque with a peau d'orange appearance and another plaque with a pinkish-brown hue on the forehead.'
A pink plaque with a peau d'orange appearance and another plaque with a pinkish-brown hue on the forehead.
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