Acute arthritis as initial presentation of sarcoidosis: Significance of chest X-ray
Ayten Türcan, Sacide Ünel, Mustafa Akif Sarıyıldız 1 * , Muhammed Emin Akkoyunlu
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1 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fak, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon AD, Diyarbakır, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease that predominantly affects the lungs. It usually presents with fatigue and respiratory findings. The rate of arthritis in sarcoidosis is 15-25%. Arthritis as initial manifestation of sarcoidosis has been reported rarely in the literature. In present paper we highlighted the importance of sarcoidosis and conventional chest X-ray in differential diagnosis of acute arthritis.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2012, Volume 3, Issue 1, 102-104

Publication date: 13 Mar 2012

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