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Lupus Pernio Without Systemic Involvement

Publication Type : Journal Article

Source : Indian Dermatology Online Journal, 2013;4:314-7

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Dermatology

Year : 2013

Abstract : Sarcoidosis is a multisystem, granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that can affect the pulmonary, reticulo-endothelial, skin, gastrointestinal, cardiac, musculo – skeletal, endocrine or central nervous system. Exclusive cutaneous involvement is very rare in sarcoidosis. Lupus pernio is a variant of cutaneous sarcoidosis presenting with erythematous to violaceous nodules and plaques located symmetrically over the nose, cheeks, ears and digits. We present a case of lupus pernio which showed rapid improvement with topical steroids and has yet not developed any systemic involvement even after 6 years of regular follow up.

Cite this Research Publication : Anjaneyan G, Vora R., "Lupus Pernio Without Systemic Involvement," Indian Dermatology Online Journal, 2013;4:314-7

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