Lack of response to isotretinoin in annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma

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

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.31, no.8, pp.678-681, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2004.tb00576.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.678-681
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No


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.