From Sao Paulo, Brazil:
My boyfriend has an 11 year old child who has diabetes. He has many problems because of diabetes, and the worst being some spots on his skin called "granuloma annulare." I think it´s serious. Is there medicine for this?
Granuloma annulare is an autoimmune condition (such as type 1A diabetes) occasionally associated with thyroiditis, diabetes, celiac syndrome, adrenal insufficiency, and rheumatoid arthritis (Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome) The association is not completely defined. It's not serious, and it just runs its mild course. Cryosurgery, ultraviolet light, immunosuppressive drugs like cyclosporin and human Tumor Necrosis Factor have all been tried so far with no firm conclusions.
Original posting 29 Jan 2001
Posted to Other Illnesses
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:17
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