Unilateral Palmar Post-traumatic Granuloma Annulare – Work-related?

Anca Chiriac 1 , 2 , 3 , Piotr Brzezinski 4 , Liliana Foia 5 , Horațiu Moldovan 6 , Cristian Podoleanu 7 , Adrian Năznean 8 , and Simona Stolnicu 9
  • 1 Apollonia University, Department of Dermatology, Iaşi, Romania
  • 2 “P. Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, , Iaşi, Romania
  • 3 Nicolina Medical Center, , Iaşi, Romania
  • 4 6th Military Support Unit, , Utska, Poland
  • 5 “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, , Iaşi, Romania
  • 6 Department of Occupational Medicine, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology, Târgu Mureş, Romania
  • 7 Department of Cardiology, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology, Târgu Mureş, Romania
  • 8 Department of Foreign Languages, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology, Târgu Mureş, Romania
  • 9 Department of Pathology, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology, Târgu Mureş, Romania


Granuloma annulare (GA) is a granulomatous skin condition that can present with a diversity of clinical manifestations and locations, with an unknown etiology and diagnosed on clinical-pathological grounds/correlations. Although many trigger factors have been described and several pathogenic mechanisms proposed, the etiology of GA remains unknown. We report a case of work-related, isolated, unilateral GA localized on the right palmar area of a young worker, possibly induced by work-related direct trauma.

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