By Gary M. White, MD

Actinic Granuloma
Multiple annular lessons on the neck and upper trunk of an adult.

Actinic granuloma appears to be an immune attack on photo-altered elastic tissue. Annular lesion occurring on sun-exposed skin are seen. Histopathology shows elastic fibers being engulfed by immune cells.


Papules that spread out to form annular dermal rings (without scale) are seen in sun-exposed areas.



60 year old woman with 14x7 cm lesion on calf. Indian J Dermatol. 2015 Jul-Aug; 60(4): 391–393


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