Cutaneous Sarcoidosis of Nose (Lupus Pernio)
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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
http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020415/1581.html
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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