Treatment of cutaneous sarcoidosis is similar to the treatment of other autoimmune diseases. An autoimmune disease is any disease in which there is no real ‘enemy’. This means that it crosses the body’s signals and identifies non-threatening substances in our body as destructive agents. One of the most common autoimmune diseases is sarcoidosis. Skin involvement is seen in 20% of all sarcoidosis patients.
1) What are the first signs of cutaneous sarcoidosis?
In most cases, the first signs of skin sarcoidosis are small raised spots on the face. These patches may be red or purplish. On the outside of the face, patches may appear on the buttocks, limbs, or face.
2) What is Erythema Nodosum in cutaneous sarcoidosis?
Erythema Nodosum: It is the name given to the skin redness, which occurs as a result of the occlusion of the capillaries, can be caused by various reasons, the etiology or a specific lesion type is usually shown with a modifier.
In cutaneous sarcoidosis, this usually means that there are patches on the legs – the shins appear more often than other parts.
3) Specific and nonspecific manifestations in skin sarcoidosis
- Specific (tissue biopsy found granuloma)
- Non-specific (no granuloma found on tissue biopsy)
4) What are the most common lesion types in sarcoidosis?
Sarcoidosis lesions are lupus pernio, plaques, and maculopapular rashes.
- Lupus pernio is the most characteristic of all skin lesions. It manifests as chronic endure skin lesions.
- Skin plaques are purplish and raised patches often found on the limbs
- Lesions 1 to 5 mm (up to 10 mm), smooth surface, reddish brown (less often purplish and translucent). They are classified specifically
5) Specific creams used in skin sarcoidosis
In addition to oral steroids, modern medicine offers topical corticosteroid creams that are effective in some cases. Very often, after applying the cream to the skin, it is covered with a plastic wrap to increase the amount of absorbed ointment.
6) Exciting news in the field of alternative treatment of sarcoidosis research
Skin Sarcoidosis remains a matter of debate. The problem with sarcoidosis is the lack of knowledge in modern medicine about the causes of the disease. Recently, however, some exciting news has been reported about discoveries of underlying chemical causes. Based on this, the Aden Protocol was created, a new natural treatment protocol reported to have an incredible success rate in skin sarcoidosis.