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Sarcoidosis mimics lepromatous leprosy: a case report.

Authors
  • Thaipisuttikul, Yupin
  • Kateruttanakul, Pairaj
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
90
Issue
1
Pages
171–174
Identifiers
PMID: 17621750
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 34-year-old Thai man presented with a two years history of progressively enlarged lepromatous leprosy like nodules and plaques on his back, chest, and scalp. Skin biopsy showed diffuse nonnecrotizing granulomatous inflammation with numerous multinucleated giant cells, lymphocytes, and plasma cells infiltration. The missed diagnosis of leprosy was made and was treated with antilepromatous drugs for one year. After repeated skin biopsy, the diagnosis was compatible with sarcoidosis. He was treated with prednisolone 40 mg per day for two weeks. The lesions gradually decreased in size and were controlled with prednisolone 10 mg per day.

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