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Sarcoidosis

Rash

08/31/2009

Question:

I have a red rash that started on hands (covered them) worked its way to my wrists and on my elbows & at the small of my back....very itchy. I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis 10 yrs ago - but have had no real problems with it.

Could this be a Sarcoidosis rash? I am very sensitive to detergents, perfumes, and chemicles & have eliminated any of that as a cause - as well as plants....

Thanks

Answer:

It is difficult to determine if this rash relates to sarcoidosis without specific testing. I would recommend an evaluation by your doctors to look into this. If the rash is caused by sarcoidosis, it could be a sign of disease activation elsewhere. 

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Response by:

Elliott D Crouser, MD Elliott D Crouser, MD
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University