Grönblad–Strandberg Syndrome

Also known as … Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE). Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE) is a progressive systemic disorder resulting from the accumulation of calcium and minerals in the elastic fibres of the connective tissue. More

Glucagonoma Syndrome

Also known as … Necrolytic Migratory Erythema (NME), Pseudo-glucagonoma Syndrome. Necrolytic Migratory Erythema (NME) is a rare, painful, eroded skin eruption that is highly associated with an underlying glucagonoma (a type of pancreatic tumour). This is why sometimes it is also called “glucagonoma syndrome”. NME usually occurs in mid-age patients. Men and women are affected […]

Graft Versus Host Disease

What is it? Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is a condition which occurs after transplants, usually haematopoietic stem cell transplants but occasionally also solid organ transplants. As suggested by its name, it refers to when the “graft” (donor’s cells) attack the “host” (graft recipient’s cells). When the host attacks the graft is called “rejection of […]

Grover’s disease

Also known as transient acantholytic dermatosis What is Grover’s disease? Grover’s disease is a skin condition where red spots and small lumps develop most commonly in the sun-damaged skin of the front and back of the upper chest and abdomen. It most commonly affects middle-aged or elderly men and only rarely women. What causes it? […]

Granuloma annulare

Granuloma annulare What is granuloma annulare? Granuloma annulare is a harmless skin condition. Localised granuloma annulare more commonly occurs over bony prominences. Although it commonly resolves on its own within a few months to few years, most people seek treatment at an earlier stage for cosmetic reasons or because of skin irritation associated with the […]

Granuloma faciale

Granuloma faciale What is granuloma faciale? Granuloma faciale is a rare benign skin condition, characterised by single or multiple erythematous (red) papules, plaques or nodules. This condition is more common in males and, as the name suggests, most frequently affects facial areas. What causes granuloma faciale? The exact cause of granuloma faciale is unknown. It […]

Griseofulvin

Griseofulvin What is griseofulvin? Griseofulvin is used to treat fungal infections of the scalp, skin and nails. The usual dosage is 10 to15 mg per kg. Griseofulvin is best absorbed when taken with a meal. For children, the tablets are usually crushed into the child’s food. The duration of treatment varies depending on the infection. […]

Gianotti-Crosti syndrome

Gianotti-Crosti syndrome Also known as papular acrodermatitis of childhood What is it? Gianotti-Crosti syndrome is the name given to a rash which is caused by a viral infection. It is typically found on the legs, buttocks, arms and face of children aged 6 months to 14 years. The condition usually clears spontaneously and without treatment […]