Cutaneous Sarcoidosis of Nose (Lupus Pernio)
This page was last updated: September 17, 2014

For more information, check this excellent article  in American Family Physician
April 15, 2002
Cutaneous Sarcoidosis: A Dermatologic Masquerader
RAJANI KATTA, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Lupus Pernio is one of the few cutaneous manifestations that are characteristic of sarcoidosis. Lesions are chronic, indurated papules or plaques that affect the mid-face, particularly the alar rim of the nose. Even a few small papules in this location may be associated with granulomatous infiltration of the nasal mucosa and upper respiratory tract, resulting in masses, ulcerations, or even life-threatening airway obstruction.
Pictures of cutaneous sarcoidosis of the alar rim.  The lesion extends into the nasal vestibule and floor of the nasal cavity.
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