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Tuberc Respir Dis. 1995 Jun;42(3):407-412. Korean. Case Report.
Kim JW , Cho YJ , Baek JJ , Park KU , Chung Y .
Department of Internal Medicine, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Sarcoidosis is a chronic multisystemic disorder of unknown cause characterized by presence of noncaseating Epithelioid granuloma in affected organ. It was first reported in 1887 by Hutchinson and is relatively common in western countries. But it is not commonly seen in East Asia including Korea. All parts of the body can be affected, but the lung is the most frequently affected organ. Other common site of involvement include lymph node, eye, skin, etc. It is known that 3~9% of all cases of sarcoidos is associated with bone involvement. Bone involvement usually cause no symptom and frequently affect bones in hands an feet. In many cases, it is known to be associated with skin involvement. We recently experienced one case of sarcoidosis which typically showed X-ray finding of sarcoidosis with associated skin lesion(lupus pernio) and report it with review of the literature.

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