Unusual clinical presentation of acute sarcoidosis

J. Halevy, I. Segal, S. Pitlik, A. Bustan, P. Reznitsky, S. Spitzer, J. B. Rosenfeld

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A 16-year-old male developed fever and productive cough of 2 months' duration. Extensive search for an infectious process was negative. After appearance of knee joint effusion, a transbronchial biopsy through a fiberoptic bronchoscope revealed histological findings consistent with sarcoidosis. The patient recovered after a course of prednisone therapy. The atypical presentation of this systemic disease caused considerable delay in diagnosis and initiation of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


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