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Granuloma Annulare - 4 yr old twin

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  • Posted By: Grammy_Cindy
  • January 27, 2007
  • 03:33 PM

My 4 yr old grandaughter was recently diagnosed with Granuloma Annulare via a biopsy. She is a faternal twin, her twins does not have this condition. She started showing little bumps under the skin on her upper inner thighs at about 1 yr of age. Dr. didn't seemed concerned, thought maybe her clothing was rubbing her thighs and causing an irritation. They progressively enlarge and eventually formed the 'ring' appearance. They were directly across from each other and I told the kids I felt it was ringworm and that it had transferred from one original location to the other leg though contact of the thighs with each other. Dr. did not believe it was ringworm and sent them to a dermotologist. She did a biospsy and was confirmed to be Granuloma Annulare. Since the biospy she has gotten 2 more lesions, small but already in a ring form. Once under her buttocks and one on the opposite side of her body on the back of the knee. I think the 'trauma' of the biospy brought on the new lesions. Does anyone else have a similar experience? We are going to have blood work to check for thyroid problems and diabetes - I have hypo thyroid and I think her mother (my daughter) does, however doctors say her levels are normal. I don't believe there is a 'normal' level, I think each individual's body has it's own level that is normal for them. I always tested in the normal range too, low but within normal range, then found a doctor who put me on levoxyl and I am doing much better. My grandaughter's father's family has a history of diabetes. My grandaughter seems very sensitive to all bug bites which I believe is related - I think the smallest episode of 'trauma' may cause an outbreak on her and she is a very active 4 yr old! Any thoughts or suggestions? I fear this will spead to other parts of her body and hate to think of her having this to deal with while growing up, other kids can be so cruel.... Any info will be greatly appreciated. I noticed most postings are from adults and am interested in hearing from other parents or grandparents who have children with this condition. Is there a link with the trauma to the legs during infant vaccinations?

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  • My 4 yr old grandaughter was recently diagnosed with Granuloma Annulare via a biopsy. She is a faternal twin, her twins does not have this condition. She started showing little bumps under the skin on her upper inner thighs at about 1 yr of age. Dr. didn't seemed concerned, thought maybe her clothing was rubbing her thighs and causing an irritation. They progressively enlarge and eventually formed the 'ring' appearance. They were directly across from each other and I told the kids I felt it was ringworm and that it had transferred from one original location to the other leg though contact of the thighs with each other. Dr. did not believe it was ringworm and sent them to a dermotologist. She did a biospsy and was confirmed to be Granuloma Annulare. Since the biospy she has gotten 2 more lesions, small but already in a ring form. Once under her buttocks and one on the opposite side of her body on the back of the knee. I think the 'trauma' of the biospy brought on the new lesions. Does anyone else have a similar experience? We are going to have blood work to check for thyroid problems and diabetes - I have hypo thyroid and I think her mother (my daughter) does, however doctors say her levels are normal. I don't believe there is a 'normal' level, I think each individual's body has it's own level that is normal for them. I always tested in the normal range too, low but within normal range, then found a doctor who put me on levoxyl and I am doing much better. My grandaughter's father's family has a history of diabetes. My grandaughter seems very sensitive to all bug bites which I believe is related - I think the smallest episode of 'trauma' may cause an outbreak on her and she is a very active 4 yr old! Any thoughts or suggestions? I fear this will spead to other parts of her body and hate to think of her having this to deal with while growing up, other kids can be so cruel.... Any info will be greatly appreciated. I noticed most postings are from adults and am interested in hearing from other parents or grandparents who have children with this condition. Is there a link with the trauma to the legs during infant vaccinations?I have a 6 year old who has the same thing... We went to the derm... several times and I was finaly told that she has Granuloma annulare. I believe that it started as a bug bite on the inside of her ankle (Nov. 09). Weeks later it looked like ringworm... treated for 2 months... it was not. At this point it was dime sized.... Now it is the size of a silver dollar and she has a second one on the outside of her ankle... mom of Hope
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    • November 10, 2010
    • 04:01 AM
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  • I am 59 year old female. A year ago i noticed a 1/2 inch sized red spot on the outerside of my right ankle. Just thought it was a bruise. A year later i noticed it turned into something that looked like ringworm,and was about 2 inches in diameter. Doctor tried econazole nitrate cream for a month, nothing then desoximetasone ointment 0.25 for a month, no change. Then clobex,no change. Had a biopsy came back granuloma annulare.had several injections at the sight but it is still there as large as ever but slightly lighter.i just now noticed bumps below both elbows on my forearms.they look nothing like the granuloma on my ankle.they are separate,diff sizes and raised.i have always been an allergic person but never anything like this where they say it is chronic and can last a few years and maybe return later. Oh, i am diabetic as of 2 years ago but it was more pre diabetic and it is very under control. It is mentioned that some diabetics can get this but not many.it is getting difficult trying to separate and diagnosis every time a get a spot somewhere.has anyone gotten this and had it go away eventually and also not have it appear all over there face? Hard enough to have it on arms and legs wondering how many more i will get but to think of it on my face, well that just wont do.................thanks
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