Sarcoidosis associated with leucocytoclastic vasculitis. A case report and review of the literature

Dermatology. 1993;187(1):50-3. doi: 10.1159/000247198.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Sarcoidosis / complications*
  • Skin / pathology
  • Vasculitis, Leukocytoclastic, Cutaneous / complications*
  • Vasculitis, Leukocytoclastic, Cutaneous / diagnosis
  • Vasculitis, Leukocytoclastic, Cutaneous / pathology