Dermoscopy of cutaneous sarcoidosis

Riccardo Pellicano, Danica Tiodorovic-Zivkovic, Jean Yves Gourhant, Caterina Catricalà, Gerardo Ferrara, Giacomo Caldarola, Giuseppe Argenziano, Iris Zalaudek

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Abstract

Background: The clinical variability of cutaneous sarcoidosis (CS) often makes its correct diagnosis challenging. Although traditionally employed for the diagnosis of skin tumors, during the past years dermoscopy also gained increasing interest as an aid in the clinical diagnosis of inflammatory and infectious skin manifestations in general dermatology. Objective: Our purpose was to evaluate the usefulness of dermoscopy in the differential diagnosis of CS. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of 7 clinical and dermoscopic images of CS that were collected at dermatology clinics in France and Italy between 2005 and 2009. Results: Retrospective dermoscopic evaluation revealed small grouped, translucent orange globular structures associated with linear vessels of variable diameter in all 7 cases. In 5 cases, additional central scar-like areas were seen. Conclusion: Lesions showing dermoscopically translucent yellow to orange globular-like or structureless areas associated with linear vessels should raise the suspicion of a granulomatous skin disease, including CS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalDermatology
Volume221
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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Dermoscopy
Sarcoidosis
Skin
Dermatology
Skin Manifestations
Skin Diseases
Italy
France
Cicatrix
Differential Diagnosis
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Dermoscopy
  • Granulomatous skin disorders
  • Sarcoidosis

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  • Dermatology

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Pellicano, R., Tiodorovic-Zivkovic, D., Gourhant, J. Y., Catricalà, C., Ferrara, G., Caldarola, G., ... Zalaudek, I. (2010). Dermoscopy of cutaneous sarcoidosis. Dermatology, 221(1), 51-54. https://doi.org/10.1159/000284584

Dermoscopy of cutaneous sarcoidosis. / Pellicano, Riccardo; Tiodorovic-Zivkovic, Danica; Gourhant, Jean Yves; Catricalà, Caterina; Ferrara, Gerardo; Caldarola, Giacomo; Argenziano, Giuseppe; Zalaudek, Iris.

In: Dermatology, Vol. 221, No. 1, 08.2010, p. 51-54.

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Pellicano, R, Tiodorovic-Zivkovic, D, Gourhant, JY, Catricalà, C, Ferrara, G, Caldarola, G, Argenziano, G & Zalaudek, I 2010, 'Dermoscopy of cutaneous sarcoidosis', Dermatology, vol. 221, no. 1, pp. 51-54. https://doi.org/10.1159/000284584
Pellicano R, Tiodorovic-Zivkovic D, Gourhant JY, Catricalà C, Ferrara G, Caldarola G et al. Dermoscopy of cutaneous sarcoidosis. Dermatology. 2010 Aug;221(1):51-54. https://doi.org/10.1159/000284584
Pellicano, Riccardo ; Tiodorovic-Zivkovic, Danica ; Gourhant, Jean Yves ; Catricalà, Caterina ; Ferrara, Gerardo ; Caldarola, Giacomo ; Argenziano, Giuseppe ; Zalaudek, Iris. / Dermoscopy of cutaneous sarcoidosis. In: Dermatology. 2010 ; Vol. 221, No. 1. pp. 51-54.
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