Ulcerative sarcoidosis in the legs with granulomatous vasculitis

T. Poonawalla, M. I. Colome-Grimmer, B. Kelly

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Abstract

We present a case of a patient with pulmonary sarcoidosis who developed ulcerative sarcoidosis with granulomatous vasculitis on the lower legs. Ulceration is a rare presentation for sarcoidosis and this case gives further evidence that an underlying vasculitis may be an aetiological factor. Granulomatous vasculitis, classically associated with Wegener's granulomatosis, lymphomatoid granulomatosis, or Churg-Strauss syndrome, is also commonly described in pulmonary sarcoidosis. It has, however, only rarely been described in cutaneous sarcoidosis. Our patient's leg ulcers have responded well to immunosuppressive therapy with tapered corticosteroid and low-dose azathioprine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-286
Number of pages5
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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