Prolonged generalized pruritus associated with selective elevation of IgA as the presenting symptoms of sarcoidosis

A. Goldberg, A. Lang, Y. A. Mekori

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe the possible initial presentation of sarcoidosis as generalized prolonged pruritus. Methods: In a patient presenting with prolonged generalized pruritus who also had selective elevation of IgA, the diagnosis of sarcoidosis was confirmed by bilateral interstitial infiltrates on chest radiograph, elevated angiotensin- converting enzyme, and dermal granuloma on skin biopsy from a recent rash. Conclusion: Sarcoidosis should be added to the list of diseases associated with prolonged pruritus and routine chest radiographs should be obtained in these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-389
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Volume74
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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