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1

What is this?

Granuloma Faciale

2

What causes it and what must be done to Ix?

Inflammatory cells in the skin.

 

Biopsy needs to be done to exclude other sinister causes of similar lesions (SCC etc)

3

What is the relationship between granuloma faciale and the sun?

  1. Lesions appear more commonly on sun exposed areas.
  2. Lesions darken when exposed to the sun

4

What is the treatment for granuloma faciale?

Relapses and Remits

  • Treatment rarely gets rid of it completely

 

  • Medical: Topical steroids, Triamcinolone, 
  • Surgical - cryotherapy, excision but risk of scarring.