Etanercept for Chronic Progressive Cutaneous Sarcoidosis
June 2006 | Volume 5 | Issue 6 | Case Reports | 538 | Copyright © June 2006
Chanisada Tuchinda MD, Henry K. Wong MD PhD
Sarcoidosis is a chronic, multisystem, granulomatous disease that has various cutaneous manifestations. Chronic cutaneous
sarcoidosis can be difficult to manage. Patients often need systemic corticosteroids as well as other immunosuppressive agents,
which may be associated with side effects and long-term complications. We report a 43-year-old patient with chronic progressive
cutaneous sarcoidosis unsuccessfully treated with systemic steroid and immunosupressive agents whose cutaneous
lesions responded significantly to etanercept as monotherapy.