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Nov 2011

Successful Treatment of Lupus Pernio With Adalimumab

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Dr Judson is now with the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(11):1332-1333. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.307

The patient is a 37-year-old African American woman with a history of biopsy-confirmed pulmonary sarcoidosis, biopsy-confirmed sarcoidosis of the nasal sinuses, sarcoid uveitis, and biopsy-confirmed skin sarcoidosis. Her skin sarcoidosis included indurated disfiguring facial lesions over the bridge of her nose, cheeks, and scattered other areas of her face consistent with lupus pernio; innumerable 0.5- to 4.0-cm indurated plaques scattered diffusely around her body; and plaques present in tattoos.

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