Pediatric-Onset Adult Type Sarcoidosis: A Case Report
Cengiz, Ali B.
Ersoz, Deniz Dogru
Eroglu, Fehime Kara
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Sarcoidosis, a multisystem disorder of unknown etiology that involves multiple organs, is rare in children. The true incidence and prevalence of childhood sarcoidosis is unknown. As in adults, many children with sarcoidosis may be asymptomatic; the disease may remain undiagnosed. A complete and systematic evaluation of the patient is essential for the sarcoidosis diagnosis in children. Here, we describe a case of 12-year-old female who presented with 2 years history of uveitis and hepatosplenomegaly. A chest computerized tomography revealed scattered peripheral pulmonary nodules and bilateral hiliar lymphadenopathy. Bone marrow aspiration and liver biopsy were not diagnostic. A lung biopsy showed non-necrotizing epithelioid cell granulomas. She was diagnosed with sarcoidosis according to demonstration of granulomatous inflammation and the exclusion of confusable entities.