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November 1999

Granuloma AnnulareA Mucocutaneous Condition in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Patients

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Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(11):1404-1407. doi:10.1001/archderm.135.11.1404

GRANULOMA ANNULARE is a benign dermatosis.15 Although a single cause has not been established, multiple precipitating factors (such as UV radiation, trauma, and insect bites)5 and associated—possibly pathogenesis-related—diseases (including endocrine disorders69 and malignancy10,11) have been reported in patients with granuloma annulare. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has been added to the list of conditions present in individuals who develop granuloma annulare.12

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