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Pulmonary sarcoidosis presenting with unusual roentgenographic manifestations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4085585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chest roentgenograms of 85 Jewish patients with biopsy-proven pulmonary sarcoidosis were reviewed. In 25 cases (29%), the initial chest roentgenogram showed one of the following unusual manifestations: large pulmonary nodules in 11, an acinar pattern in 10, right hilar lymphadenopathy in 3 and a large pericardial effusion in one patient. Diagnostic biopsy specimens were obtained by an open lung biopsy in 13 patients, by anterior mediastinoscopy in 4, by transbronchial lung biopsy in 3, by skin biopsy in 3 and by liver and splenic tissue examination in 2 patients. Complete roentgenographic resolution occurred only in 4 out of 20 patients who were followed for more than two years (20%), but the majority of them (83% - 15 out of 18 symptomatic patients), improved clinically irrespective of corticosteroid administration. One patient died in the course of follow-up from a cause attributed to sarcoidosis (5% - one out of the 20 patients who were followed for more than two years).
I Rubinstein; A Solomon; G L Baum; Y Hiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of respiratory diseases     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0106-4339     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Respir Dis     Publication Date:  1985 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-18     Completed Date:  1986-03-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006891     Medline TA:  Eur J Respir Dis     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / administration & dosage
Follow-Up Studies
Lung Diseases / drug therapy,  radiography*
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Radiography, Thoracic
Sarcoidosis / drug therapy,  radiography*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones

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