Published: 2022-10-27

Cutaneous sarcoidosis: a marker of underlying systemic disease

L. Satyanka, K. V. T. Gopal, P. V. Krishnam Raju, B. Rekha Rani


Sarcoidosis/Mortimer’s malady is a multisystem disease defined by presence of epithelioid cell granulomas without caseation in various organs.It involves mainly the lungs, eyes, skin, lymph node etc. We reported a 40 year old female who presented with multiple plaques over different regions of the body with past history of ulcerated lesion of scalp which healed with cicatricial alopecia. On thorough evaluation she was found to have involvement of multiple internal organs. Based on the clinical features and histopathological findings, a diagnosis of cutaneous sarcoidosis (plaque type) was made. Patient treated with systemic and topical corticosteroids resulting in marked improvement in her skin lesions were seen and pulmonary complaints also resolved.


Plaque sarcoidosis, Lung fibrosis, Mortimer’s malady

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