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Indian Pediatr. 2014 Aug;51(8):662-3.

An atypical case of parotid gland swelling and arthritis in a child.

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Departments of Pediatrics and *Pathology, Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India. Correspondence to: Dr Chandrika Azad, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh 160 030, India. chandrika_azad@yahoo.co.in.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Early onset sarcoidosis is a rarely reported disease in children.

CASE CHARACTERISTICS:

2½-year-old girl with chronic enlargement of bilateral parotid glands and polyarthritis.

OBSERVATION:

Biopsy of salivary gland revealed non-caseating granuloma.

OUTCOME:

Polyarthritis and salivary gland swelling resolved completely after starting oral corticosteroids.

MESSAGE:

Sarcoidosis is an important differential diagnosis in young children with joint and salivary gland involvement.

PMID:
25129005
DOI:
10.1007/s13312-014-0473-1
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