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Isolated Sarcoidal Granulomas on the Tongue

Antonio Guilabert, MD; Carlos Mu ñoz-Santos, MD; Paula Aguilera, MD; Jos é Manuel Mascar ó, MD, PhD; Juan Ferrando, MD, PhD
Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(8):989-991. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.211.
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Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disorder characterized by noncaseating granulomas made up of macrophages and T cells. Isolated extrapulmonary disease has been reported in 10% of cases.1 We present a rare case of isolated tongue involvement that responded to cyclosporine.

Author Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, Hospital Cl ínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.

Correspondence: Dr Guilabert, Servicio de Dermatolog ía, Hospital Cl ínic, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain (tonovidal@gmail.com).

Financial Disclosure: None reported

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Figure 1. Several firm and nonmobile nodules on the dorsal aspect of the tongue.

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Figure 2. A noncaseating epithelioid cell granuloma infiltrating the muscular layer of the tongue (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×200).




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