Psoriasiform sarcoidosis collision of two entities or expression of one common pathogenesis?

Miriam L. Vega, Jennifer Abrahams, Matthew Keller

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Background: Psoriasiform lesions are an established, but rare, manifestation of sarcoidosis. Only 0.9 percent of patients with cutaneous sarcoidosis develop this form of the disease. Observation: The authors present a case of a 61- year-old woman with a history of pulmonary sarcoidosis who presented to their dermatology clinic with thick plaques resembling psoriasis. Biopsy of one of the lesions revealed sarcoidal granulomas in association with psoriasiform changes. Conclusion: Psoriasiform lesions are a rare manifestation of sarcoidosis. The authors theorize that the coexpression of TNF-in both entities is a possible explanation of the psoriasiform expression of sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-57
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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