Cutaneous silica granuloma: a lesion that might be clinically underdiagnosed.

Boztepe G., Rakhshanfari M., Erkin G., Ozkaya W., Sahin S.

European journal of dermatology : EJD, vol.15, no.3, pp.194-5, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: European journal of dermatology : EJD
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.194-5


Cutaneous silica granuloma is a poorly understood, uncommon condition. There have been relatively few reports of cutaneous silica granuloma despite the well-known ubiquitous nature of silica in the environment. The characteristic latency period between the time of silica exposure to the time of clinical onset of granuloma, lack of clear-cut histories of exposure in most cases and likelihood of spontaneous resolution, may challenge the diagnosis. Thus, cutaneous silica granuloma might be a lesion that is often underdiagnosed. Here we describe a patient with characteristic findings of cutaneous silica granuloma.