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December 1972

Subcutaneous Sarcoidosis With Calcification

Author Affiliations

New York

From the departments of dermatology (Drs. Kroll, Shapiro, and Koplon) and radiology (Dr. Feldman), College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the Dermatology and Radiology Services, Presbyterian Hospital, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1972;106(6):894-895. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620150076023

A 52-year-old woman manifested sarcoidal granulomas in the subcutaneous tissues of her arms, hilar lymphadenopathy, interstitial pulmonary infiltrates, enlargement of the parotid glands, fever, and a positive Kveim test. Calcification was present in the soft tissues of her arms. Very few examples of subcutaneous sarcoidosis without dermal involvement have been recorded; to the best of our knowledge, no case of dystrophic calcification has been previously documented in cutaneous or subcutaneous sarcoidosis.