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April 1974

Sarcoidosis Presenting as Lymphedema

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Departments of Medicine and Pathology, Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Ravindra Nathan will be at New Jersey College of Medicine, Newark, NJ after July 1, 1974.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(4):543-544. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630040049012

A 32-year-old black woman developed lymphedema of the legs that persisted for almost 11 years before cutaneous and systemic manifestations of sarcoidosis became apparent. Lymphedema as the presenting manifestation of sarcoidosis is unusual but interesting and, to the best of our knowledge, has not been previously documented.

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