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Vol. 24 - Num. 96

Clinical Reviews

Idiopathic facial aseptic granuloma

Blanca Sánchez Galindoa, Silvia Manso Córdobab

aMIR-Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria. CS Zona VIII. Albacete. España.
bMIR-Dermatología. Hospital General Universitario de Albacete. Albacete. España.

Correspondence: B Sánchez. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Sánchez Galindo B, Manso Córdoba S. Idiopathic facial aseptic granuloma . Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2022;24:397-400.

Published in Internet: 22-11-2022 - Visits: 3529


Idiopathic facial aseptic granuloma (IFAG) is characterized by the appearance of a painless reddish nodule in the facial region and is exclusive to children. It is usually located on the cheek. The resolution of these lesions is usually spontaneous in months and they heal without leaving a scar or with minimal scarring. Its etiology is unknown. The diagnosis is fundamentally clinical, although sometimes complementary tests such as ultrasound can be used. This pathology presents a chronic but benign clinical course with spontaneous resolution, so in these cases a wait-and-see attitude is preferred.


Facial nodule Idiopathic facial aseptic granuloma


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