Filiform Verrucous Sarcoidosis of the Face: A Warty Report

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Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory condition of unknown etiology. Variability in the cutaneous features of sarcoidosis is profound, and its protean manifestations affirm the condition’s designation as one of dermatology’s “great mimics.” Cutaneous phenotypes of sarcoidosis include but are by no means limited to ichthyosiform, alopecic, erythrodermic, angiolupoid, and verrucous variants. Verrucous sarcoidosis is an exceedingly rare manifestation, and previous reports of this phenotype are limited to 15 cases. Most cases in the extant literature presented on the extremities, with clinical features mimicking that of a common wart, or as verrucous crateriform nodules, ulcers, or cutaneous horns. Only 4 previous reports of facial verrucous sarcoidosis exist in the literature, and to our knowledge, no prior cases have demonstrated filiform lesion morphology. Here we present a case of filiform verrucous sarcoidosis in an otherwise healthy, middle-aged African American man, devoid of internal organ involvement and limited to the face, histopathologically confirmed by the presence of characteristic granulomata devoid of lymphocytic infiltrates.

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