Sarcoid dactylitis

Keun Choi In Keun Choi, Hyung Lee Sin Hyung Lee, Ra Lee So Ra Lee, Hyung Kim Jei Hyung Kim, Hwan Kwon Young Hwan Kwon, Yong Lee Seung Yong Lee, Youb Lee Sang Youb Lee, Youn Cho Jae Youn Cho, Jeong Shim Jae Jeong Shim, Ho In Kwang Ho In, Hwa Yoo Se Hwa Yoo, Ho Kang Kyung Ho Kang

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    The reports of sarcoidosis have increased in Korea since 1968. Osseous sarcoidosis is 3%-5% of sarcoidosis. but it is not reported upto date in Korea. So, we report a case of sarcoid dactylitis. A 47-year old woman who complained of painful swelling in her fingers was admitted in Korea University Guro Hospital. She had visited local clinics 3 years ago for chronic cough, multiple subcutaneous nodules and erythematous elevated regions on extensor sides of both extremities, and taken medicine under the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis for 3 years. On admission her distal phalanges showed fusiform swelling, and multiple 1 cm-sized papules were found on the extensor area of extremities. The chest CT scan and the skin biopsy which had been performed in local clinics were reviewed to examine whether it was tuberculosis or not, but the results were compatible to sarcoidosis. So, under the impression of sarcoidosis chest CT and biopsy of hand lesions were performed again And the patient was prescribed prednisolone 30 mg, and Hydroxychloroquine 400 mg per day, and then showed improvement of pain and skin lesions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1298-1304
    Number of pages7
    JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1998


    • Dactylitis
    • Sarcoidosis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases


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