Granuloma Annulare

A skin condition that causes raised reddish or skin-colored bumps (lesions) in a ring pattern. The bumps are usually on the hands and feet. Minor skin injuries and some drugs might trigger the condition. Different types affect adults and children.

Frequently Asked Questions

The exact cause of granuloma annulare is unknown (idiopathic). Numerous theories exist linking the cause to trauma, sun exposure, thyroid disease, tuberculosis, and various viral infections. … The disseminated type of the disorder, which affects large areas of the body, may be associated with diabetes mellitus.

Granuloma annulare is a rash that often looks like a ring of small pink, purple or skin-colored bumps. It usually appears on the back of the hands, feet, elbows, or ankles. The rash is not usually painful, but it can be slightly itchy. It’s not contagious and usually gets better on its own within a few months.

Healed lesions of granuloma annulare do not leave scars. Granuloma annulare does not usually have any symptoms, though some individuals may experience itching. Rarely, granuloma annulare may be widespread, called generalized granuloma annulare.

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