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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 439-441

Skin as a marker of internal disease: A case of sarcoidosis

Department of Dermatology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Research Centre, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.84756

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A 52-year-old female presented to our out patient department with asymptomatic, hypopigmented lesions on the neck and back since 2 months. There was a history of taking antitubercular treatment for suspected pulmonary tuberculosis 2 years back. On blood investigations, the serum angiotensin converting enzyme levels were increased and the skin biopsy revealed a naked granuloma in the dermis. A diagnosis of systemic sarcoidosis was made and the patient was started on oral corticosteroids and Methotrexate, with clinical improvement.

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