Sarcoidosis: nail dystrophy without underlying bone changes

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


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Diseases
  • Humans
  • Leg Ulcer / pathology
  • Male
  • Nail Diseases / pathology*
  • Sarcoidosis / pathology*
  • Toes