What Are These Scaly Plaques?

September 2, 2010

These scaly plaques on the scalp of a 32-year-old man have failed to respond to a topical antifungal. The patient has a 3-year history of pulmonary sarcoidosis.

These scaly plaques on the scalp of a 32-year-old man have failed to respond to a topical antifungal. The patient has a 3-year history of pulmonary sarcoidosis.

Would you switch to a different antifungal agent-or is something else going on here?

Answer: Cutaneous manifestation of sarcoidosis

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(Case and photograph courtesy of Drs Frederick Wenzel and Eva Simmons-O’Brien.)