Cutaneous Sarcoidosis Associated With Sarcoidosis of the Upper Airway

Amy Paller, Christopher Surek, Irene Silva Walsh, Yosef Krespi, Ruth K. Freinkel

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• The diagnosis of laryngeal sarcoidosis is frequently delayed because it is rare and often develops insidiously. A 24-year-old woman with the annular scarring form of cutaneous sarcoidosis later contracted laryngeal sarcoidosis. Despite a two-year history of upper respiratory tract symptoms, the patient's progressive respiratory distress was attributed to sarcoidal pulmonary involvement. Dermatologists should be aware of the risk of airway obstruction from laryngeal granulomas in patients with cutaneous sarcoidosis. Although most commonly associated with the lupus pernio form of sarcoidosis, upper airway granulomas also develop in patients with other cutaneous manifestations of sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-596
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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  • Dermatology


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