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December 1934


Author Affiliations

Assistant in Dermatology and Syphilology, University of Michigan Medical School ANN ARBOR, MICH.

Studies and Contributions from the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, University of Michigan Medical School, service of Dr. Udo J. Wile.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(6):785-789. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460180027004

Although there is an abundance of literature on the cutaneous manifestations of granuloma annulare, little attention has been paid until recently to cases presenting lesions confined predominantly or exclusively to the subcutis (Jacobi1). Involvement of the scalp in granuloma annulare is apparently a rare finding. Graham Little2 noted only two such instances in a review of forty-nine cases, and the lesions were all of the cutaneous variety. The tendency of granuloma annulare to spare the scalp does not seem to be confined to the cutaneous lesions alone, but apparently applies to the subcutaneous manifestations as well. Jacobi stated that the subcutaneous form has been observed on the palm, the flexor surfaces of the fingers, the dorsum of the foot and the forearm, but said nothing of its occurrence on the scalp. In view of these facts, the following case is reported because of the unusual character and distribution

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