Lack of response to isotretinoin in annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma

Basak P., Icke I., Akkaya V., Basak K.

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, cilt.31, sa.8, ss.678-681, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2004.tb00576.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.678-681


Annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma is a rare disease characterized by annular configurated lesions with typical histopathologic findings. We report a case of annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma in a 50-year-old male patient. Treatment modalities for this disease are limited and mostly unsatisfactory, although isotretinoin was found to be effective in a single case. However, systemic isotretinoin treatment of 12 weeks' duration was of no benefit in the presented case.