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What is this?

Granuloma Faciale


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)


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


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.