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Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia

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SOUZA, Paulo Ricardo Martins; DUQUIA, Rodrigo Pereira; VETORATTO, Gerson  and  ALMEIDA JUNIOR, Hiram Larangeira de. Infiltration of old scars: a manifestation of sarcoidosis. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2004, vol.30, n.6, pp.585-587. ISSN 1806-3756.

We report the case of a 41 year-old black woman who presented a sudden infiltration of old scars of her face. These scars were from a car accident 10 years prior. Histological analysis of a skin biopsy revealed non-caseous granulomas consistent with sarcoidosis, and computed tomography of the thorax revealed enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. The lesions regressed spontaneously and no treatment was required.

Keywords : Sarcoidosis [complications]; Cicatrix [ethiology]; Granuloma [complications].

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