Collagen-elastic tissue changes and vascular involvement in granuloma annulare: a review of 35 cases


Gunes P., Goktay F., Mansur A. T. , Koker F., Erfan G.

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, vol.36, no.8, pp.838-844, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-0560.2008.01169.x
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.838-844

Abstract

Background: The pathogenesis of granuloma annulare (GA) is unclear. Collagen fiber degeneration is commonly reported, and there are several conflicting studies on elastic fiber and vascular changes associated with GA. In this study, we aimed to evaluate histopathologic characteristics, collagen and elastic tissue changes and vascular changes in GA.