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B/L hilar lymphadenopathy, along with non caseating granulomas is a characteristic feature of: (AIPG 2011)



A Sarcoidosis
B Scleroderma

C SLE
D Stein-Leventhal syndrome

Ans. A

Sarcoidosis

1). A multisystem non caseous granulomatous disorderQ of unknown cause.

2). It is a chronic multisystem disorder of unknown cause characterized by accumulation of T lymphocytes and phagocytes in various tissues of body

3). Commonly affects adults aged 20-40yrs.

Extra Edge: - Differential diagnosis of granulomatous disease

1). Infections Bacteria: TB, Leprosy, Syphilis, Cat scratch fever

Fungi: Cryptococcus neoformans, Coccidioides immitis

Protozoa: Schistosomiasis

2). Autoimmune Primary biliary cirrhosis, Granulomatous orchitis

3). Vasculitis Giant cell arteritis, PAN, Takayasu’s arteritis

Wegener’s granulomatosis

4). Organic dust disease Silicosis, Berylliosis

5). Idiopathic Crohn’s disease, de Quervain’s thyroiditis, Sarcoidosis

6). Extrinsic allergic alveolitis

7). Histiocytosis X

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