Retrospective analysis of 27 patients with cutaneous sarcoidosis

AYDOĞAN K., Aydin Y., Adim S. B. , Gunay I. T. , Saricaoglu H., Baskan E. B. , ...More

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.47, no.3, pp.148-154, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Background and Design: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by noncaseating granulomas involving especially the lungs, reticuloendothelial system, eyes and skin. Although skin involvement has been reported in 9-37% of patients with sarcoidosis, isolated skin involvement has been reported in only 5.4%-13.8% of the cases. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical and histopathological characteristics of patients with sarcoidosis and the relationship of cutaneous sarcoidosis with systemic sarcoidosis.