Granuloma faciale

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Granuloma faciale
Other namesGF
SpecialtyDermatology Edit this on Wikidata

Granuloma faciale is an uncommon benign chronic skin disease of unknown origin characterized by single or multiple cutaneous nodules, usually occurring over the face.[1]:836 Occasionally, extrafacial involvement is noted, most often on sun-exposed areas.


Skin biopsy for histopathology: Focal LCV, diffuse dermal neutrophilia with leukocytoclasia, tissue eosinophilia & perivascular fibrosis.

Differential diagnosis[edit]

The disease mimics many other dermatoses and can be confused with conditions, such as sarcoidosis, discoid lupus erythematosus, mycosis fungoides, and fixed drug eruption.[citation needed]


Topical corticosteriod, Intralesional corticosteroid, Dapsone, Colchicine, Antimalarial, Pulse dye laser, Carbon dioxide laser.


GF was first described in 1945 by John Edwin Mackonochie Wigley (1892–1962).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.
  2. ^ Wigley, J. E. (1945). "Eosinophilic Granuloma. ? Sarcoid of Boeck". Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine. 38 (3): 125–126. PMC 2181658. PMID 19992999.

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