[Cutaneous granulomatosis]

Rev Med Suisse. 2016 Mar 30;12(512):640-5.
[Article in French]


Granulomatous skin diseases represent a large group of reactive dermatoses occurring in response to different stimuli and whose skin biopsy is characterized by a granulomatous inflammatory infiltrate. By their very heterogeneous clinical presentation, it seems difficult to distinguish them and make their diagnosis. Clinically, it may be useful to separate localized forms of disseminated forms of cutaneous granulomatosis, although this distinction is often artificial. We will discuss here the main forms of localized and disseminated cutaneous granulomatosis, and, in light of recent literature data, mention different therapeutic options in each case.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Granuloma / pathology*
  • Granuloma / therapy
  • Granuloma, Foreign-Body / pathology
  • Humans
  • Necrobiotic Disorders / pathology
  • Sarcoidosis / pathology
  • Skin Diseases / pathology*
  • Skin Diseases / therapy
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious / complications
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious / pathology