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Granuloma annulare on the legs

Granuloma annulare on the legs

Overview

This is a picture of granuloma annulare on the shins. Granuloma annulare is usually a self-limiting disorder characterized by red to flesh colored patches (plaques) arranged in a circular (annulare) shape. While this disease can occur at any age, it is usually found in children or young adults. The disorder can range from mild to severe and localized to generalized.

Review Date 4/29/2016

Updated by: Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.