Lupus pernio

A cutaneous variant of sarcoidosis, a disease in which abnormal granulomas form in multiple organs of the body.

The lungs are the most common site is infection, skin manifestations occur and 25% of patients.

Much more common among African-American women.

Characterized by indurated red, brown, purple papules around the nose, lips, eyelids, lips, ears and fingers.

Such skin lesions are indicative of chronic sarcoidosis and may mark the spread of disease to other locations throughout the body.

Can result in disfigurement of the face with invasive destruction of underline cartilage and bone.

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