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Department of Dermatology; Department of Pathology; Department of Internal Medicine; Department of Pediatrics

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Dermatology | Infectious Disease | Medical Immunology | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases | Virus Diseases


As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continue to increase, so do the reported extrapulmonary manifestations of this disease. To date, described dermatologic manifestations of COVID-19 include pernio-like acral nodules, dengue fever–like petechiae, vesiculobullous eruptions, pityriasis rosea and viral-like exanthems, retiform purpura, and livedo reticularis.1 We describe a patient with new-onset, biopsy confirmed sarcoid-like reaction in the setting of COVID-19 pneumonia and postulate a role for this immunologic reaction in hastening disease recovery.


coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, dermatologic manifestations of disease, sarcoidosis, sarcoid-like reactions, SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

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Copyright 2020 by the American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY NC-ND license ( 4.0/).

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Behbahani S, Baltz J, Droms R, Deng AC, Amano SU, Levin NA, O'Brien MC, Wiss K. Sarcoid-like reaction in a patient recovering from coronavirus disease 19 pneumonia. JAAD Case Rep. 2020 Jul 24;6(9):915–7. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2020.07.026. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32837988; PMCID: PMC7378473. Link to article on publisher's site

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JAAD case reports

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