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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0378-6323
Vol. 77, No. 1, 2011, pp. 110-111
Bioline Code: dv11032
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 77, No. 1, 2011, pp. 110-111

 en Effective treatment with hydroxychloroquine in a case of annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma
Babuna, Goncagul; Buyukbabani, Nesimi; Yazganoglu, K. Didem & Baykal, Can


Annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma (AEGCG) is a rare granulomatous and elastolytic skin disease of unknown pathogenesis. Therapy for AEGCG is controversial. The data about the effectiveness of chloroquine in the treatment of AEGCG are also variable. Here, we report a case of AEGCG with significant improvement after a total treatment period of 22 weeks with hydroxychloroquine. Although a possibility of spontaneous remission cannot be ruled out, we think that chloroquine can be considered as an effective treatment of this chronic disorder.

Annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma, treatment, hydroxychloroquine

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