Sarcoidosis is a multi system disease that may involve any organ. Cutaneous sarcoidosis may occur in up to one third of patients, involvement may be mild to severe, self-limited or chronic. Cutaneous sarcoidosis on the knees usually occur in women (that kneel down regularly).
|Cutaneous Sarcoidosis in old scars on the elbow (a) and legs (b)|
Erythema nodosum is the most common non-specific cutaneous lesion of sarcoidosis. It usually appears as the result of medications, infection and/or inflammatory diseases. Onset may be sudden and may be accompanied by fever, malaise (a general feeling of illness be associated with restlessness and discomfort) and polyarthralgias (painful joints). Lesions are often raised, blotchy, warm and extremely tender (often appear in the lower leg).
Sarcoid skin lesion
|Gallium scan image|
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