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August 1967

Granuloma Faciale: First Reported Case in a Negro

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(2):188-192. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610020080023

This is the first reported case of granuloma faciale in a Negro. Bilateral infraorbital plaques showing the typical histopathologic appearance of granuloma faciale were observed in a 43-yearold Negro man. The patient also exhibited lesions on the flanks and lower extremities. The clinical and microscopic findings are discussed. Good cosmetic results were achieved by surgical excision of the infraorbital lesions and plastic repair.

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