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European Journal of Dermatology


A case of annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma on unusual sites requiring the differential diagnosis of necrobiosis lipoidica Volume 27, issue 4, July-August 2017


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Department of Dermatology,
Jichi Medical University,

Annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma (AEGCG) is a rare granulomatous skin disease characterized by asymptomatic annular plaques predominantly on the sun-exposed areas [1, 2]. The clinical differential diagnosis includes granulomatous diseases, such as necrobiosis lipoidica, granuloma annulare, and sarcoidosis. There are unusual cases of AEGCG that present with skin lesions on the sun-protected areas [3-6]. Here, we report a case of AEGCG on the shin which required the differential diagnosis [...]