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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.
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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
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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[ˌgrænjʊˈləʊmə] ngranuloma m
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n granuloma m; pyogenic — granuloma piógeno
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Disseminated granuloma annulare associated with systemic disorders: a case report and review of the literature.
These findings are repetitively reported as suggestive for granulomatous skin diseases such as sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and granuloma annulare. The correlation of the clinical and dermatoscopic features of the lesion suggested a diagnosis of a granulomatous disease such as cutaneous tuberculosis or sarcoidosis.
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.
Borderline tuberculoid leprosy masquerading as granuloma annulare: a clinical and histological pitfall.
Cutaneous tuberculid clinically resembling generalized granuloma annulare. Clin Exp Dermatol 2007;32:450-1.
Colloid milia in 3 cases (1.5%); 2 (1%) cases each of Lichen amyloidosis and Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus was seen; 1 (0.5%) 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 (1.5%) cases of polymorphous light eruptions.
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.
Granuloma annulare (GA) is a benign cutaneous granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology.
The differential diagnosis includes other parasites (uncinariasis, gnathostomiasis, strongyloidiasis, myiasis), dermatophytosis, phytophotodermatitis, erythema chronicum migrans, granuloma annulare, and bullous impetigo.
Nodular tertiary syphilis mimicking granuloma annulare. J Am Acad Dermatol.
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.