By Violeta Mihailovic-Vucinic
Sarcoidosis is a posh multisytem affliction. Shortness of breath (dyspnea) and a cough that may not leave will be one of the first signs of sarcoidosis, yet sarcoidosis may also appear by surprise with the looks of dermis rashes and different dermatoses. An Atlas of Sarcoidosis: Pathogenesis, analysis and scientific good points combines illustrations and scientific pictures of the authors? vast practices, in order that readers have extraordinary entry to a accomplished selection of sarcoidosis pictures. The atlas is designed to counterpoint and supply a visible complement to already present texts on sarcoidosis. every one organ involvement is dealt in a quick and simple to appreciate demeanour. quite a few radiographic and laboratory abnormalities are then associated with the scientific positive aspects with a purpose to motivate a soft and simple sensible integration on the bedside and to assist working towards pulmonologists, dermatologists and different clinicians who require a accomplished visible encyclopedia of sarcoidosis pictures.
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The characteristic red, hot, tender, shining, and symmetrical lesions are frequently seen on the anterior aspects of the legs and hands. 15 (A,B) Red, warm spots resembling erythema nodosum seen on the legs and hands. 16 This composite shows bilateral hilar adenopathy and erythema nodosum in a Caucasian woman. 18 Erythema nodosum in a child with primary tuberculosis. Chest X-ray presenting caseous bronchopneumonia. Hilar lymph nodes enlarged because of the primary tuberculosis. 17 This composite picture shows the occurrence of erythema nodosum in a patient with psittacosis pneumonia.
The lesions are elevated, with a distinct ﬂat top with a waxy translucent appearance. They vary from 2 mm to 6 mm in diameter. 1 Sarcoid macules/papules may spontaneously regress, but the course is variable. 4 Differential diagnosis of lupus pernio includes: (A) the butterﬂy rash that results from systemic lupus erythematosus, (B) lupus vulgaris that results from tuberculosis, (C) leprosy, and (D) rhinophyma. 5 Bluish lesions on the front side of the nose and inside of the nasal cavity of a 56-year-old female textile worker.
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An Atlas of Sarcoidosis by Violeta Mihailovic-Vucinic