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June 2013

The Dermatologist's Role in Sarcoidosis

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(6):757-764. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.3343

Sarcoidosis is an uncommon inflammatory disorder of unknown cause defined by characteristic granulomas involving the skin in 25% to 30% of patients. Thus, dermatologists may play a role in initial diagnosis or long-term disease management. Unfortunately, there exists no standardized algorithm for managing cutaneous sarcoidosis. In their article, Steen and English1 present minocycline as a potential addition to the therapeutic armamentarium.