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Version 2. F1000Res. 2018 Mar 7 [revised 2018 Jun 4];7:288. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.13787.2. eCollection 2018.

Case Report: Pulmonary and Liver Sarcoidosis Suspected of Metastasis.

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1
Student Research Committee, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran.
2
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran.
3
Department of Otolaryngology, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran.
4
Department of Dental Medicine, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran.
5
Department of Internal Medicine, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran.
6
Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran.

Abstract

Introduction: Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease with unknown cause that can vary from an asymptomatic condition. Almost half of the patients with sarcoidosis have no symptoms. In this article, we describe a sarcoidosis patient with lung and liver engagement; it may be confused with metastasis. Case report: A 39-year-old man, with known as hypothyroidism who had come to the emergency ward with dyspnea and coughing after exposure to detergents in a closed environment. The patient smoked for 10 years (3 pack/year). No other findings were found in clinical examinations except for wheezing in the right lung. The patient's chest radiography was shown a mass. For further investigation, spiral CT scan was performed. Large lymph nodes on the right side of the trachea, measuring about 23 mm and a mass of 70 × 77 mm in the vicinity of the right lung hilum and a hypodense nodule in the posterior part of the liver with malignancy suspicious were reported. After several biopsy results was shown chronic granulomatous inflammation, the most important differential diagnosis is tuberculosis (TB) and sarcoidosis. Sputum smear, culture, and PCR were performed for tuberculosis. Also, the level of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) was measured for sarcoidosis. the results ruled out TB and shown a higher level of ACE (ACE = 88 IU/L).After diagnosis treatment started with prednisolone. Now, the patient is in the follow- up. Conclusion: In hilar lymphadenopathy of lung sarcoidosis is the importance differential diagnosis that should be considered.

KEYWORDS:

Sarcoidosis; hilar lymphadenopathy; liver; lung

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