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Acute arthritis as initial presentation of sarcoidosis: Significance of chest X-ray

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Author(s): Ayten Türcan | Sacide Ünel | Mustafa Akif Sarıyıldız | Muhammed Emin Akkoyunlu

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations
ISSN 1309-8578

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 102;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Acute arthritis | sarcoidosis | conventional chest X-ray

ABSTRACT
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease thatpredominantly affects the lungs. It usually presents withfatigue and respiratory findings. The rate of arthritis insarcoidosis is 15-25%. Arthritis as initial manifestation ofsarcoidosis has been reported rarely in the literature. Inpresent paper we highlighted the importance of sarcoidosisand conventional chest X-ray in differential diagnosisof acute arthritis. J Clin Exp Invest 2012; 3(1): 102-104
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