Multiple indurated papules on penis and scrotum

Huachen Wei, Kalman A. Friedman, Donald Rudikoff

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Abstract

Background: Sarcoidosis is a chronic disease with involvement of multiple organs. Cutaneous lesions may appear as the only manifestation or may be accompanied by systemic disease. Objective: To learn that genital sarcoidosis is a rare entity that should be included in the differential diagnosis of genital papules and nodules. Methods and Results: A 31-year-old African-American man presented with cutaneous lesions on his penis and scrotum existing for 2 years. The genital lesions were so prominent as to interfere with his sexual life. Sarcoidosis was demonstrated on biopsy. Conclusions: Sarcoid lesions may affect any skin area, but are rarely described on the genitalia. Dermatologists should be aware that genital sarcoidosis is a rare entity that should be included in the differential diagnosis of genital papules and nodules. Additionally, genital sarcoidosis may cause urinary problems and may represent a therapeutic challenge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-204
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

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