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Case report
Generalised papular variant of elastolytic giant cell granuloma


Elastolytic giant cell granuloma (EGCG), also known as actinic granuloma, is an uncommon granulomatous dermatosis usually characterised by asymptomatic annular plaques on sun-exposed skin. Its aetiology is not fully elucidated, but actinic damage has been considered the main causal factor. Atypical variants with lesions in a non-photodistributed pattern are rare and often related to a systemic disorder, suggesting a more complex pathogenesis and demanding for a screening work-up. Herein, we report a case of an adult obese, diabetic woman presenting with a generalised pruritic papular eruption, histologically revealing an elastolytic giant cell granuloma, with a good response to treatment. In this case, the dermatosis was probably associated with her metabolic comorbidities.

  • dermatology
  • diabetes

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