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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 289084, 4 pages
Case Report

Granuloma Annulare, Autoimmune Thyroiditis, and Lichen Sclerosus in a Woman: Randomness or Significant Association?

Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, Section of Dermatology, University of Siena, Policlinico “Le Scotte”, 53100 Siena, Italy

Received 22 February 2013; Accepted 27 March 2013

Academic Editors: S. A. Cuevas-Covarrubias, K. Jimbow, M. Jinnin, R. Krishnan, and G. E. Piérard

Copyright © 2013 Mariele De Paola et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a 60-year-old Caucasian female with a 2-year history of diffused granuloma annulare (GA), who presented for the simultaneous occurrence of genital lichen sclerosus (LS) and autoimmune thyroiditis (AT). In our opinion this combination is not just coincidental but may share similar immunopathological mechanisms.