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Clin Dermatol. 2007 May-Jun;25(3):303-11.

Systemic evaluation of a potential cutaneous sarcoidosis patient.

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Department of Pneumology/Allergy, Ruhrlandklinik Essen, D-45239 Essen, Germany. erj.costabel@t-online.de <erj.costabel@t-online.de>

Abstract

The diagnosis of sarcoidosis cannot be established by the presence of granuloma in a single organ, such as the skin. Therefore, the patient with potential cutaneous sarcoidosis should undergo a systemic evaluation for two reasons: to help confirm the diagnosis, and to identify other potential problems. This article reviews the recommended testing in patients with suspected or known sarcoidosis. The evaluation leads to a wide number of organs being assessed by either history, physical examination or routine laboratory investigations. The major organs routinely assessed are the lungs, the eyes, the liver and the heart.

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