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Sulfasalazine induced lung toxicity masquerading as sarcoidosis - case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  24284297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A commonly prescribed drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis (R.A) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) treatment, Sulfasalazine can occasionally cause lung toxicity such as interstitial pneumonitis and eosinophilic pneumonias. We report a case of a 46 year old female being treated with Sulfasalazine for Ulcerative Colitis, who developed shortness of breath and a radiographic pattern of hilar adenopathy. Biopsy showed granulomas that resembled Sarcoidosis. We review different presentations of Sulfasalazine induced lung disease and describe the first known case of Sulfasalazine lung toxicity mimicking Sarcoidosis.
Authors:
Ghulam Rehman Mohyuddin; Fatima Sultan; Kai Zhang; Ghulam Khaleeq
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and diffuse lung diseases : official journal of WASOG / World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1124-0490     ISO Abbreviation:  Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610928     Medline TA:  Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  226-230     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Geisinger Medical Center - Danville, PA. gkhaleeq1@geisinger.edu.
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