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Non-infectious granulomatous conditions of the skin: a clinicopathological approach to diagnosis
  1. Zaid Saeed Kamil1,
  2. Tiffany Chen2,
  3. Danny Ghazarian1
  1. 1Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Division of Dermatology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Danny Ghazarian, 200 Elizabeth Street, 11th floor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4; Dr.Danny.Ghazarian{at}uhn.on.ca

Abstract

Granulomatous disorders of the skin are diverse and include infectious and non-infectious conditions. They are a source of confusion to many dermatologists and pathologists, including even the most experienced dermatopathologists. Correlation with clinical picture, serology, microbiology and careful morphological examination is essential for accurate diagnosis. Most cases require ancillary histopathological studies to reach a final diagnosis. This review discusses important non-infectious granulomatous conditions of the skin and presents a practical approach when confronted with such entities.

  • DERMATOPATHOLOGY
  • GRANULOMA
  • SKIN

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