Evaluating the clinical and demographic features of extrafacial granuloma faciale

Martina Mookadam, Natasha Mesinkovska, Alina G. Bridges

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Granuloma faciale (GF) is an uncommon cutaneous disease of uncertain etiology that predominantly affects the face. Extrafacial lesions are rare. The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical and demographic features of a series of patients with extrafacial manifestations of GF who were diagnosed and treated at a single center over more than 5 decades. We performed a retrospective medical record analysis for all patients diagnosed with extrafacial GF who were treated at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) from 1959 through 2013. During the study period, extrafacial GF was diagnosed in 10 patients (6 men, 4 women), all of whom were white. The mean age was 58.7 years (range, 26–87 years). Seven patients presented with both facial and extrafacial lesions. Although extrafacial lesions are rare in GF, this condition should be included in the differential diagnosis of well-demarcated plaques and nodules found on the arms and legs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E18-E22
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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