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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2005 April;140(2):129-32

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Granuloma annulare: a study on different etiopathogenetic factors in eight patients

Satta R. 1, Masala G. 2, Satta G. 2, Lissia A. 3, Cottoni F. 1

1 Department of Dermatology University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
2 Zooprophylaxis Institute of Sardinia, Sassari, Italy
3 Department of Pathology University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy


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Aim. The aim of this study is to investigate on associated pathologies and triggering or predisposing factors in a group of 8 patients affected by multiple lesion granuloma annulare (GA).
Methods. Our study enrolled 8 patients (2 males and 6 females), aged between 18 and 60 years (median age: 48 years), all of whom were HIV-negative and affected by multiple lesion GA (between 5 and 20 lesions).
Results. Our data revealed that the patients had no family precedent for GA and there was no correlation between the initiation of lesions and the taking of drugs or local trigger factors, or other predispositions factors.
Conclusion. The conclusion is drawn that, actually, following the literature and on the basis of our results, the cause of GA remains unknown, although many associations continue to be sporadically reported.

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