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January 1978

Ichthyosiform Sarcoidosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(1):100-101. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640130064019

• A 31-year-old black woman had acquired ichthyosis. Histologic examination of her skin revealed a sarcoidal reaction in the dermis. The diagnosis of sarcoidosis was supported by negative tuberculin (intermediate strength purified protein derivative) and Candida albicans extract intradermal skin tests; by a positive Kveim test; and by roentgenographic evidence of bilateral hilar adenopathy, paratracheal node enlargement, and diffuse pulmonary parenchymal changes. Sarcoidosis must be considered when acquired ichthyosis develops in a patient.

(Arch Dermatol 114:100-101, 1978)

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