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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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Last reviewed: July 2016

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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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Granuloma faciale - ACD

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