Granuloma Annulare Evaluation
The evaluation of granuloma annulare starts with a history and physical exam.
The diagnosis of granuloma annulare is usually made during physical exam.
Physical findings in someone with granuloma annulare include:
- Skin lumps of bumps:
- Spreading red rings
- Locations include:
- Back of the hand
- Top of the foot
- Top of the forearm
- Front of the lower leg
Tests that may be used to evaluate granuloma annulare include:
- Skin biopsy:
- A skin scraping may be performed to exclude a fungal infection.
- Can be used to confirm the diagnosis in questionable cases.
Continue to Granuloma Annulare Treatment
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