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PULMONARY SARCOIDOSIS

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PULMONARY SARCOIDOSIS

1. Sarcoidosis is a multi-system disorder of unknown aetiology characterised by infiltration of T lymphocytes, mononuclear phagocytes and non-caseating granulomas in involved tissue.

2. The lungs are affected in 90% of patients.

3. Other tissues - skin, eyes, lymph nodes.

4. Gold standard - bronchial wall biopsy shows non-caseating granulomas.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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