Pigmented purpuric dermatosis-like sarcoidosis.

Sezer E. , Yalcin O., Erkek E. , Sahin S.

The Journal of dermatology, vol.42, no.6, pp.629-31, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1346-8138.12843
  • Title of Journal : The Journal of dermatology
  • Page Numbers: pp.629-31


Sarcoidosis is a chronic multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown origin. Recently, a purpuric variant of cutaneous sarcoidosis resembling pigmented purpuric dermatosis (PPD) has been documented. Herein, we describe another unusual case with clinical features mimicking PPD, characterized by brownish macules and flat-topped papules with a slightly purpuric component on the legs and dorsum of the feet and histopathological features consistent with sarcoidosis. We designated this unusual clinical presentation as PPD-like sarcoidosis.