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The most common symptom of granuloma annulare is a circle of small pink, purple or skin-coloured bumps on the hands, fingers, elbows or feet.
Treatments for granuloma annulare can include steroid medicines, freezing the affected area of skin and ultraviolet light therapy.
Granuloma annulare is inflammation in the deep layer of the skin (dermis). The exact cause is unknown, but it cannot be spread from person to person.
Granuloma annulare is a skin condition that often looks like a ring of bumps. It sometimes clears up on its own, but this can take a long time.
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