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Cutis. 1995 Jun;55(6):344-6.

Sarcoidosis: nail dystrophy without underlying bone changes.

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Department of Dermatology, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, United Kingdom.


Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous disease of unknown origin that affects multiple organs and may present with a variety of skin lesions. Involvement of the nails is rare and almost invariably associated with underlying bone disease. We describe a patient with sarcoid nail dystrophy in whom this diagnosis was confirmed by a proximal nail fold biopsy. Radiologic investigation did not show evidence of an associated bone dystrophy in this case.

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