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Angiolupoid Sarcoidosis:A Clinicopathological Study of a Distinct Variant of Cutaneous Sarcoidosis
Hsiang-Ju Tsai , Yue-Zon Kuan , Wen-Rou Wong , Yea-Huey Chuang , Wei-Ming Wu
Dermatol Sinica 21 : 113-118, 2003

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder with protean manifestations ranging from self-limited skin lesions to intractable organ failure. Angiolupoid sarcoidosis is a rarely reported variant of cutaneous sarcoidosis characterized by erythematous plaques with superficial telangiectasia on the face. Such disfiguring manifestation can cause profound social embarrassment. We reviewed the dermatological files in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital from 1985 to 2001. Eight cases with consistent features of angiolupoid sarcoidosis were identified. The clinical and pathological features, systemic associations, response of treatments, and course of the disease were reviewed retrospectively. The result of our study suggested that angiolupoid sarcoidosis is a distinct and significant subgroup of cutaneous sarcoidosis in Taiwan.

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