Actinic granuloma

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Actinic granuloma
Other names: O'Brien granuloma

Actinic granuloma is a cutaneous condition characterized histologically by a dermal infiltrate of macrophages.[1]: 706 

Actinic granuloma is an asymptomatic granulomatous reaction that affects sun-exposed skin, most commonly on the face, neck, and scalp. It is characterized by annular or polycyclic lesions that slowly expand centrifugally and have an erythematous elevated edge and a hypopigmented, atrophic center. Advise to reduce exposure to the sun and to use sunscreen. Treatment with topical halometasone cream, pimecrolimus cream.

See also


  1. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.

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