Scar sarcoidosis - Sparing post surgical scar
V K Sharma
Departments of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, and Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medicai Education and Research, Chandigarh – 160 012
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Muralidhar S, Handa S, Sharma V K, Kumar B, Mitali G. Scar sarcoidosis - Sparing post surgical scar. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1999;65:279-280
Infiltration of old scars by sarcoidal granuloma is not uncommon. However, the pathogenesis of scar sarcoid is not clear. Peculiar involvement of road traffic accident scars by granulomatous infiltrate but sparing of post operative scar, in our patient suggests that foreign body contamination is essential in the evolution of scar sarcoid. Scar sarcoid can have systemic involvement at the outset, in contradistinction to the earlier reports as illustrated in our patient. Corticosteroids are effective in the treatment of these patients.