We report on a patient presenting with cutaneous leucocytoclastic vasculitis in association with sarcoidosis. Detailed investigations did not show evidence of infectious or neoplastic diseases. Vasculitis was therefore considered to be secondary to sarcoidosis. A review of 4 other previously reported cases reveals a common presentation with the association of vasculitic skin lesions with deep cutaneous nodules, mediastinal lymph nodes and arthritis. The role of antibody response in leucocytoclastic vasculitis is discussed.