Majocchi’s Granuloma

Majocchi's Granuloma1

Majocchi's Granuloma2

General Information
Majocchi’s Granuloma is an uncommon infection of the dermal and subcutaneous tissue by dermatophytes. The most common cause of the infection is by a fungus called Trichophyton rubrum (an anthropophilic dermatophyte). Two forms of Majocchi’s granuloma exist: Follicular type – caused by trauma or a topical used, subcutaneous type – immunocompromised hosts. MG may be noted on any area where hair is involved, but is most often seen on the scalp, face, forearms, hands and legs. Treatment recommended by health-care professionals include systemic antifungal medications and topical medications.

Commonly occurs in young women that shave their legs frequently

Linked to Trichophyton Rubrum infection, also occurs when potent topical steroids are used on unsuspected tinea

Begins as a suppurative folliculitis and develops in a granulomatous reaction

Nonpruitic solitary or multiple papulopustules or plaques

Demonstrates suppurative folliculitis to dense granulomatous infiltrates

1. “Majocchi Granuloma” (Online). July 2007. (visited: March 24, 2008)

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