Granuloma faciale

    Clinical Features:

    • Idiopathic eruption of brown-red plaques on the face of older adults

    Histologic Features:

    • Not truly granulomatous: dense, diffuse mixed dermal infiltrate comprised primarily of neutrophils with smaller numbers of mononuclear cells, plasma cells and mast cells
    • A band of uninvolved dermis (grenz zone) separates the infiltrate from the epidermis and pilosebaceous units.
    • Leukocytoclastic vasculitis may occur, but is usually mild.
    • Red blood cell extravasation may occasionally occur.

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    Cases associated with this book:

  • Granuloma faciale
    Author: Artur Zembowicz M.D. Ph.D.

    Conference: DermatopathologyConsultations.com Teaching Collection