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A granuloma is a small area of inflammation tissue. It is caused by a collection of immune system cells, as a result of chronic inflammation.

Granulomas often occur in the lungs, but can occur elsewhere in the body. Granulomas occur in conditions such as sarcoidosis, chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) and tuberculosis.

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Granuloma annulare - ACD

Granuloma annulare is a harmless skin condition. Localised granuloma annulare more commonly occurs over bony prominences.

Read more on Australasian College of Dermatologists website

Pyogenic Granuloma - ACD

A pyogenic granuloma is a common benign (not malignant) growth of blood vessels on the skin. It appears as a single fast growing red nodule that commonly bleeds.

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Pyogenic Granuloma - Skin Cancer Clinic

Pyogenic Granuloma is a common benign growth that is likely to cause concern, and may cause troublesome bleeding.

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Granuloma faciale - ACD

Granuloma faciale is a rare benign skin condition, characterised by single or multiple erythematous (red) papules, plaques or nodules. This condition is more common in males and, as the name suggests, most frequently affects facial areas.

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Dental conditions during pregnancy -

Pregnancy can trigger oral health problems such as gingivitis, pregnancy epulis (pregancy granuloma) and tooth decay.

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Sarcoidosis is the name given to a condition in which “sarcoid granulomas” appear in the body’s tissues. The cause of sarcoidosis is currently unknown.

Read more on Lung Foundation Australia website

skin lesions in children

skin lesions in children include Spitz nevus & Pyogenic Granuloma

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Skin lesions that bleed easily

Skin lesions that bleed easily include pyogenic granuloma & some types of melanoma

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rapidly growing skin lesions

rapidly growing skin lesions include SCC, Keratoacanthoma, nodular melanoma & Pyogenic Granuloma

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ACE - Lab Tests Online AU

ACE: why and when to get tested

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