Which physical findings are characteristic of granuloma gluteale infantum (GGI)?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Marlene T Dytoc, MD, PhD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Lesions associated with granuloma gluteale infantum are characterized by the following [14] :

  • One to 30 lesions in affected area

  • Red-purple to red-brown in color

  • Nodules that are 5-40 mm in diameter

  • Oval, firm-to-hard, discrete dermal nodules with smooth or slightly lichenified surfaces

  • Aligned with the long axis parallel to the skin folds

  • Located on the gluteal surfaces, in the groin area, and on the upper thighs, lower abdomen, or, rarely, the neck and the face

  • No involvement of the inguinal folds and the gluteal cleft (presumably because diaper contact is absent)

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