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Miescher's granuloma (Alfred Guido Miescher)

Alternative eponyms

  • Miescher's radial granuloma (Alfred Guido Miescher)

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An annular lesion with raised border seen on skin chronically exposed to the sun.

Description

An annular lesion with raised border seen on skin chronically exposed to the sun. Microscopically it shows phagocytosis of dermal elastic fibres by giant cells and histiocytes. It is a histopathologic hallmark of erythema nodosum.

Bibliography

  • G. Miescher:
    Zur Histologie des Erythema nodosum.
    Acta dermato-venereologica, Stockholm, 1947, 27: 447-468.
  • M. J. Nubé:
    Miescher's granuloma in erythema nodosum.
    Dermatologica, Basel, 1050, 101: 80-84.
  • G. Miescher:
    Zur Frage der Radiärknötchen beim Erythema nodosum.
    Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis, 1951, 193: 251-256.

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