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Would you be able to send a photograph?
The spot is actually darker than it looks in that picture, I started noticing it getting larger over summer and I cannot really tell but I think it is still increasing in size
Hello, I received and examined your photograph and although it is not the best, XXXXX XXXXX your age, location, history and appearance, this is most likely GRANULOMA ANNULARE
We do no know what causes this, usually there are no symptoms;sometimes this is misdiagnosed by the unwary physician as "ringworm".
The best treatment for this is Kennalog (steroid) injections. Steroid creams or ointments also can be used but these are not as effective.
Some people feel this is a harbinger of diabetes mellitus. But if it is, this often comes on much later in life. This is especially true when people have numerous lesions of GA.
These are totally benign but can persist for months.
If there is any question of this diagnosis, a biopsy is very helpful.
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I went to my doctor and she said it was a simple ankle rash
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