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January 1932

GRANULOMA ANNULARE DISSEMINATUM: REPORT OF TWO CASES

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(1):122-131. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020130013
Abstract

Granuloma annulare, originally described by Colcott Fox in 1895 as a "ringed eruption of the fingers" and given its present name by Radcliffe-Crocker, has been the subject of numerous contributions both here and abroad. A thorough study of the subject was made by Little,1 who clarified the mass of material presented up to 1908 and helped to establish the disease as a distinct clinical entity. He also suggested that it was probably tuberculous in origin.

As Little very properly wrote, the primary lesion in granuloma annulare is a nodule or papule, forming a whitish semitranslucent swelling, becoming more visible if the skin is stretched, when it is easily felt as a deep-seated, hard, pealike body in the skin. By the fusion of these elements, often grouped in a circinate or crescentic manner, or by peripheral extension of the papules or nodules with central clearing, the annular pictures that give

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