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Granuloma faciale

Granuloma faciale
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 L92.2
ICD-9 701.8
DiseasesDB 33779
eMedicine derm/170
NCI Granuloma faciale
Patient UK Granuloma faciale

Granuloma faciale (GF) 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.


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

Differential diagnosis

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]

See also


  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  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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