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Image Number 4953 (Sarcoidosis)

 
Morphology:
Hypopigmentation

Diagnosis: Sarcoidosis

Site: Arm,upper

Sex: M

Age: 34

Type:

Description: Hypopigmented plaques

Submitted by: Ted Rosen

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Differential Diagnosis

History:

A 34 year-old Black male presented with multiple, indurated plaques on both upper arms and both forearms. The lesions were notable for a rim of distinct hypopigmentation. The patient denied any other symptoms, and a recent routine laboratory panel was unremarkable. Biopsy revealed "naked granulomas" most characteristic of sarcoidosis. A chest x-ray disclosed bilatera; hilar adenopathy, and a seum ACE level was 30% above the upper level of normal. He was treated, successfully, with hydroxychloroquine. He remains on suppressive antimalarial therapy.



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