Diagnosis of cutaneous sarcoidosis; clinical and the prognostic significance of skin lesions


Yanardag H., Tetikkurt C., Bilir M., Demirci S., Iscimen A.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.8, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/2049-6958-8-26
  • Title of Journal : MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

Abstract

Background: Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by the formation of noncaseating granulomas in various tissues. Cutaneous involvement occurs in 20 to 35 percent of the patients and may be the initial manifestation of the disease. Our study was performed to discriminate the clinical, laboratory, and prognostic differences between patients with specific and nonspecific cutaneous involvement. The second aim was to asses the diagnostic usefulness of punch biopsy in sarcoidosis.