Giant verrucous nodules in a patient with tuberculosis

Swati Kannan, Gregory L. Simpson, Daniel J Sheehan, Jack L Lesher

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Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disorder characterized histologically by noncaseating granulomas in affected organs. Cutaneous manifestations of the disease such as papules, nodules, plaques, and ulcerations occur in approximately 25% of the patients. Sarcoidosis can present with multiple different morphologies including annular, psoriasiform, ichthyosiform, morpheaform, and verrucous. In this study, we report a 30-year-old African American man with a history of spinal tuberculosis as a child and slowly enlarging verrucous nodules that appeared at the age of 5 years. After an extensive infectious disease evaluation, the diagnosis of verrucous sarcoidosis was established with the presence of noncaseating granulomas and a completely negative workup for infectious etiologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-593
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Dermatopathology
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009

Keywords

  • Cutaneous sarcoidosis
  • Cutaneous tuberculosis
  • Noncaseating granulomas
  • Verrucous nodules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dermatology

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