A Great Imitator: Sarcoidosis

Lena A. Omar, Emmy Hebert, Saspin Nakornsri, Hythem A. Omar

Abstract


With the practice of medicine becoming more “cook-book” oriented, it is easy for physicians to develop tunnel vision. It is important for us to be reminded that differentials still exist and that certain multi-organ diseases can easily and often mimick more sinister pathology. This case report presents a patient with a history of cervical cancer who presented with a clinical picture of widespread metastatic disease. Workup eventually lead to a diagnosis of multi-organ sarcoidosis, still a serious condition but less ominous than the alternative. A potential relationship between sarcoid and malignancy is also discussed.




doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jmc1280w


Keywords


Sarcoidosis; Malignancy; Noncaseating granulomas; Sclerotic lesions; Adenopathy

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