Nonneoplastic disease

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 23 August 2017, last major update February 2013

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PubMed Search: Sarcoidosis [title] joints

Cite this page: Shankar, V. Sarcoidosis. website. Accessed April 25th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • 10% of patients have joint involvement, usually polyarticular
  • Most common involvement is acute polyarthritis / periarthritis (Jansen:Sarcoidosis: Joint, Muscle and Bone Involvement, 2005)
  • Usually resolves quickly but occasionally progresses to chronic granulomatous arthritis resembling tuberculosis but without caseation or lymphocytes
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Figure C: sarcoidosis

Virtual slides

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Bone, joint sarcoidosis