CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 87-89

Isolated facial cutaneous sarcoidosis


1 Department of Dermatology, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India
2 Department of Medicine, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravinder Garg
Department of Medicine, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot 151203, Punjab
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.95980

Rights and Permissions

Isolated cutaneous sarcoidosis is a rare multisystemic granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology. Cutaneous lesions have been classified into specific and nonspecific depending on the presence of noncaseating granulomas on histopathologic studies. Macrophages most likely initiate the response of sarcoidosis by presenting unidentified antigens to CD4+ lymphocytes. A persistent poorly degradable antigen-driven CMI response leads to cytokine cascade, granulomaformation, and fibrosis. In the present study, we report a case of isolated cutaneous sarcoidosis, localized to the face, in an adolescent girl without systemic manifestations which is a rare entity.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed4389    
    Printed99    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded310    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal