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March 1975

Pruritic Maculopapular Skin Lesions in SarcoidosisAn Unusual Clinical Presentation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, University of Southern California (Mr. Fong), and the Pulmonary Disease Service of Los Angeles CountyUniversity of Southern California Medical Center (Dr. Sharma), Los Angeles.

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(3):362-364. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630150082010

Pruritic maculopapular rash occurred in a 23-year-old black man. The lesion remained undiagnosed and required frequent hospital admissions. Twenty years after the onset of symptoms, the skin and lymph node biopsy specimens showed noncaseating granulomas. Sarcoidosis should always be included in the differential diagnosis of pruritic skin lesion.