Cutaneous sarcoidosis misdiagnosed as leprosy. Report of two cases and review of literature

K. N. Chowdhary, Raghavendra Rao, P. Priya, M. Valiathan, S. Shetty, S. Pai

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Leprosy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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