Generalized Atrophic Sarcoidosis With Ulcerations Article

cited authors

  • Hruza, GJ; Kerdel, FA

fiu authors

abstract

  • • A 53-year-old man presented to the Manhattan (NY) Veterans Administration Hospital with a 20-year history of generalized atrophic lesions associated with lower extremity ulcerations. Cutaneous biopsy specimens and other laboratory data confirmed the diagnosis of sarcoidosis involving the skin, lungs, eyes, joints, bones, pituitary gland, gonads, and liver. To our knowledge, generalized atrophic sarcoidal lesions have not been described previously in the English literature. Ulcerated cutaneous sarcoidal lesions, though recognized, are only rarely seen in the disease. The ulcerations, but not the atrophic lesions, responded to prednisone therapy. © 1986, American Medical Association. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • January 1, 1986

start page

  • 320

end page

  • 322

volume

  • 122

issue

  • 3