Granuloma Annulare is a raised, bumpy or ring-shaped lesion that may occur singly or in groups on the skin. It is especially common in children and young adults, although it may affect people of all ages. It is twice as common in women as it is in men. It is often seen on the tops of the hands and feet, elbows and knees.The exact cause of granuloma annulare is not known, but it is believed to be the result of a type of immune system reaction. Granuloma annulare is most often confused with ringworm. It may also look like insect bites or the initial lesion of Lyme disease. For this reason, it is important for your dermatologist to inspect these lesions to make the correct diagnosis.

Because granuloma annulare may be system-less, no treatment is usually needed. The lesions may go away by themselves in a few months. Some may take years. However, if there are many areas, or ones that are cosmetically undesirable, there are several treatment options. Your dermatologist should be consulted for any necessary treatment.

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