2017, Number 2
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ABSTRACTAnnular Granuloma is benign chronic inflammatory dermatoses of unknown etiology, usually self-limited. In many cases tuberculoid leprosy resembles an Annular Granuloma and this should always be a differential diagnosis to be considered. The relationship between Annular Granuloma and Leprosy is not yet clear, although it may be related to immunological mechanisms triggered in the course of both diseases. For these reasons it is presented a case of a patient with cutaneous manifestations of annular generalized granuloma, whose onset was concomitant with the ninth month of treatment for Hansen’s disease (tuberculoid clinical form). The main cutaneous manifestations presented were erythematous, papular and annular lesions, predominantly small in size, forming large plaques, located in the neck, upper region of the back and limbs. Histological alterations of the disease were detected, which corroborated the diagnosis. The case is presented because, in the consulted literature, this disease is not frequently described in association with Hansen’s disease.
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