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March 1978

Ulcerative Sarcoidosis

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(3):447. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640150083027

To the Editor.—  Ulcerative sarcoidosis is an unusual phenomenon, as Schiffner and Sharma1 indicated in their recent report. We would like to report another case of a patient with sarcoidosis in whom localized ulcerations developed.

Report of a Case.—  A 32-year-old woman was seen in the dermatology clinic of Cook County Hospital, Chicago, in January 1974, with complaints of skin lesions that had appeared on her face. After performing appropriate workup and biopsy, a diagnosis of sarcoidosis was made. At this time, the patient was referred to the eye clinic for evaluation. Investigations in the eye clinic revealed uveitis, and therapy with 50 mg of prednisone, daily, was begun. Systemic steroid therapy was continued in various doses for almost three years and was finally stopped in December 1976, with no evidence of active uveitis.The patient returned to the dermatology clinic again in February 1977, after about two months

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