How is subcutaneous nodular sarcoidosis characterized?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Joseph F Merola, MD, MMSc; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Subcutaneous nodular sarcoidosis is also called Darier-Roussy sarcoidosis. Lesions are usually nontender, firm, oval, flesh-colored or violaceous nodules that are 0.5-2 cm in diameter. They are commonly found on the extremities or trunk. These lesions usually appear in the beginning of the disease. Patients with these lesions often have nonsevere systemic disease. In some patients, the nodules resolve spontaneously. [7, 8]


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