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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 75  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 287--289

Generalized granuloma annulare in a patient with myelocytic leukemia and chronic hepatitis B virus infection


Department of Dermatology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Engin Senel
Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, 5. sokak No: 48 Bahcelievler, Ankara 06490
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.51251

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Granuloma annulare is a granulomatous disorder of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, with different clinical types. Generalized granuloma annulare is a rarely encountered clinical entity. We describe a 60-year-old woman with a 4-month history of generalized annular lesions. She had a history of myelocytic leukemia and chronic hepatitis B virus infection. To date, both acute myelocytic leukemia and hepatitis B virus infection have been described independently in association with generalized granuloma annulare but have never been described together in association with generalized granuloma annulare. Probable etiological causes of granuloma annulare are discussed in our patient.






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