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Granuloma Annulare

Granuloma annulare, a rare skin disease

What exactly is granuloma annulare?

Granuloma annulare is a skin condition that usually causes a rash. It isn’t a type of cancer. It isn’t contagious.

It rarely causes symptoms, such as pain or itch, but it can show up on your skin in different ways.

What appears on your skin depends on the type of granuloma annulare you have. The most common type causes a slightly raised patch that is ringed by a noticeable border. This patch tends to form on a hand, arm, foot, or leg, but it can appear anywhere on the skin.

Granuloma annulare often causes a slightly raised patch on your skin that has a noticeable (and sometimes scaly) border.

Most people have one or a few patches on their skin. It’s also possible to have patches that cover a large amount of your body. Granuloma annulare can also cause a deep, round lump in the skin.

If you have a patch of granuloma annulare on your skin, it can be mistaken for another skin condition called ringworm. The two skin conditions look similar.

You can get an accurate diagnosis by seeing a board-certified dermatologist. If the diagnosis is granuloma annulare, you may not have to treat it. Granuloma annulare tends to go away on its own without treatment.

If you’re in Trumbull County, including Howland, Champion, and Warren, OH, trust the expertise of Dr. Morgan Hott, Dr. Hamrock, Victoria Dennis, FNP-C, Wendy Demetrios, FNP-C and Brianna Marin, MPAS, PA-C at Warren Dermatology & Mohs Surgery. Schedule your consultation today at (330) 856-6365. Let’s journey towards healthier skin together.

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ACMS-accredited fellowships are extremely competitive. Surgeons with this training have demonstrated academic excellence.

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Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons must complete a minimum of 500 (instead of 75) proctored cases under the supervision of an attending surgeon. 

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Because fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons are required to complete more supervised cases, they gain experience with complex multistep repairs as well as simple closures.

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Mohs micrographic surgery is a technically precise procedure often performed on the face where the cosmetic outcome is more important. Surgeons with fellowship training have the expertise to minimize scarring.

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Equipped to Deal with Recurrence

Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons aren’t just experts in complicated surgical techniques. They also have extensive experience analyzing tissue samples and monitoring for atypical cells.