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n. pl. gran·u·lo·mas or gran·u·lo·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
Any of various nodular masses of granulocytic monocytes and other immune cells, including macrophages and eosinophils, that aggregate in response to a chronic infection, such as tuberculosis, or other inflammatory process.

gran′u·lo′ma·tous (-mə-təs) adj.


n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) a tumour composed of granulation tissue produced in response to chronic infection, inflammation, a foreign body, or to unknown causes
granulomatous adj


(ˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
an inflammatory tumor or growth composed of granulation tissue.
gran`u•lom′a•tous (-ˈlɒm ə təs) adj.
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Noun1.granuloma - a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
gumma - a small rubbery granuloma that is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis


[ˌgrænjʊˈləʊmə] ngranuloma m


n granuloma m; pyogenic — granuloma piógeno
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TABLE Differential diagnosis for dermatomally distributed nodules (4) Neoplasms Benign Syringocystadenoma papilliferum, trichoepithelioma, cutaneous schwannoma Malignant Basal cell carcinoma, cutaneous metastases, lymphoma, plasmacytoma, squamous cell carcinoma Other mucocutaneous Granuloma annulare, neurofibromatosis type 1, conditions pseudolymphoma, rheumatoid nodules, sarcoidosis, xanthomas Adapted with permission from: Hager CM, Cohen PR, Tschen JA.
Cutaneous tuberculid clinically resembling generalized granuloma annulare.
5%) each case of Parapsoriasis, Favre-Racouchot Syndrome, Pruritus ani, Pyogenic Granuloma, Lupus Profundus were seen, 2 (1%) cases each of reactive perforating collagenosis and granuloma annulare and 3 (1.
Leprosy may be clinically confused with other systemic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, drug rash, granuloma annulare, granuloma multiforme, pityriasis rotunda, erythema multiforme, and many others (2).
As I started to spout words of wisdom about his granuloma annulare, he whipped out a tablet and started to type.
The differential diagnosis includes other parasites (uncinariasis, gnathostomiasis, strongyloidiasis, myiasis), dermatophytosis, phytophotodermatitis, erythema chronicum migrans, granuloma annulare, and bullous impetigo.
The differential diagnosis of infiltrated annular lesions on the face and ears should include conditions such as tinea faciae, seborrheic dermatitis, granuloma annulare, cutaneous lymphoma, sarcoidosis, and leishmaniasis.
Nodular tertiary syphilis mimicking granuloma annulare.
However, because clinical appearance of these lesions can mimic various other skin conditions like tinea, ptyriasis alba, granuloma annulare, eczema, annular psoriasis, sarcoidosis and mycosis fungoides, so the infection can be misdiagnosed.
The lesions which are maximally diagnosed in our study are leprosy, erythema nodosum leprosum, cutaneous tuberculosis, trichoepithelioma, Prurigo Nodularis, actinomycosis, granuloma annulare, epidermoid cyst, syringoma, Jessener lymphocytic infiltrate, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and metastatic carcinoma.