Idiopathic Facial Aseptic Granuloma: Updated Review of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Difficulties

Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2019 Oct;110(8):637-641. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2019 Feb 25.
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Idiopathic facial aseptic granuloma is a pediatric skin condition involving asymptomatic reddish nodules. The etiology and pathogenesis is still under discussion, although the literature tends to place this condition within the spectrum of childhood rosaceas. The clinical course is chronic but benign, and cases have been reported to resolve spontaneously in less than a year. Even though no well-defined treatment has emerged, a conservative approach that avoids aggressive therapies is preferred.

Keywords: Granuloma aséptico facial idiopático (GAFI); Idiopathic facial aseptic granuloma (IFAG); Pediatrics; Pediatría; Rosacea; Rosácea.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Chronic Disease
  • Conservative Treatment
  • Facial Dermatoses / diagnosis*
  • Facial Dermatoses / etiology
  • Facial Dermatoses / therapy*
  • Female
  • Granuloma / diagnosis*
  • Granuloma / etiology
  • Granuloma / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Remission, Spontaneous
  • Rosacea / diagnosis