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May 1977

Ulcerative Sarcoidosis: Report of an Unusual Case

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Dr Schiffner) and Medicine, Pulmonary Disease Service (Dr Sharma), Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(5):676-677. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640050136025

Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown cause that may involve almost any organ of the body. The skin is involved in approximately 25% of patients with the disease. Characteristically, the skin lesions do not ulcerate, do not become necrotic, and do not form sinuses. This report describes a patient with extensive multisystem sarcoidosis who had numerous ulcerated cutaneous plaques and nodules.

REPORT OF A CASE  A 79-year-old black woman was referred to Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center in February 1974 for evaluation of increasingly severe skin lesions. She was in excel

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