Cutaneous Sarcoidosis Misdiagnosed as Leprosy. Report of Two Cases and Review of Literature

Chowdhary, KN and Rao, Raghavendra and Padmapriya, J and Valiathan, Manna and Shetty, Sricharith and Pai, Sathish B (2016) Cutaneous Sarcoidosis Misdiagnosed as Leprosy. Report of Two Cases and Review of Literature. Indian Journal of Leprosy, 88 (3). pp. 177-183.

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Abstract

Cutaneous sarcoidosis may occasionally be mistaken and treated for leprosy. We present two cases of sarcoidosis of the skin which were initially treated as leprosy based on the histopathological features.Histological study in one patient showed perineural and perivascular granuloma adding on to the diagnostic confusion. It is very important for the clinicians to consider sarcoidosis as a possible diagnosis in a patient with clinical features that are not typical of leprosy. Histopathology along with appropriate in -situ techniques can help in arriving at an appropriate diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cutaneous sarcoidosis; Leprosy; Differential diagnosis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Dermatology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 06:58
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 06:58
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148663

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