ANNULAR ELASTOLYTIC GIANT CELL GRANULOMA

By Gary M. White, MD

Annular Elastolytic Giant Cell Granuloma


Annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma (AEGCG) is a rare condition seems to stem from an immune attack on elastic fibers. Annular papules and plaques with central clearing in photo exposed areas is typical.

Clinical

Annular papules and plaques with central clearing in photo exposed areas is typical.

Treatment

Topical and intralesional steroids, topical tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, hydroxychloroquine, isotretinoin, dapsone, cyclosporine, and PUVA therapy have all been tried.

Adalimumab nearly cleared one patient after 12 weeks [J Drugs Dermatol 2017;16;169].


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References

Dermatology Online Journal 16 (3): 11

Dermatology Online Journal 21(4)

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