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November 1999

Granuloma Annulare: A 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.1-5 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 disorders6-9 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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