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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.
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


[ˌgrænjʊˈləʊmə] ngranuloma m


n granuloma m; pyogenic — granuloma piógeno
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Five cases of granuloma annulare occurring at the site of prior herpes zoster were identified between 2006 and 2011 and included in this study.
He and his colleagues found that adults with granuloma annulare are four times more likely to develop dyslipidemia than those without the inflammatory dermatosis.
Ayirici tanida dusunulmesi gereken hastaliklar, bakteriyel selulit, bocek ve orumcek isiriklari, kontakt dermatit, tinea korporis, fiks ilac erupsiyonu, urtiker, granuloma annulare ve diger figure eritemlerdir.
Treatment of granuloma annulare with topical 5% imiquimod cream.
Patients with granuloma annulare are typically healthy.
Even in these clinical settings, patch-stage cutaneous KS lesions may need to be differentiated from targetoid hemosiderotic hemangioma, fibrous histiocytoma, and interstitial granuloma annulare.
5- to 1-cm atrophic scars on shins Eruptive xanthomas Small, yellow papules on buttocks and shoulders Granuloma annulare Widespread annular pinkish-purple plaques Infections Recurrent yeast or bacterial infections Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum Orange-yellow atrophic patches on shins Neuropathic foot ulcers Well-circumscribed "punched-out" ulcers Scleredema Induration of skin on upper back and shoulders Table 2.
The histopathologic appearance was similar to the diffuse form of granuloma annulare except for the presence of the pseudorosettes.
Inflammatory skin diseases (lichen planus, granuloma annulare, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, lupus erythematosus, rosacea)
Therefore, it has a wide differential diagnosis from numerous benign and malignant conditions, including granuloma annulare, melanoma, and epithelioid vascular neoplasms.
55) Accordingly, metastatic breast carcinoma occasionally may be mistaken for granuloma annulare or dermatofibroma.