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2 out of 10
 

All are correct regarding sarcoidosis except: (AIIMS May 2010)



A Often cavitate

B Spontaneous remission can occur

C Tuberculin test is negative

D B/L hilar lymphadenopathy.

Ans. A

Often cavitate

Non caseating Sarcoid granulomas in affected organs

1). Lung (90%)

a. Interstitial lung disease

b. Fibrosis of lung parenchyma

c. Pleura is involved in 15% of cases U/L pleural effusion

d. Cavitation is rare

2). Lymph nodes (7-90%)

a. B/L hilar lymphadenopathy is the hallmark of sarcoidosis

b. Parotid enlargement B/L

3). Skin

a. Erythema nodosum b. Lupus pernio (purple blue shiny swollen lesions on nose, cheeks, lips, ears).

4). Other

a. Uveitis b. Hypercalcemia c. Peripheral neuropathy.

b. Cor pulmonale d. Skeletal Arthritis

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