Cite this page: Shankar, V. Sarcoidosis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/jointssarcoidosis.html. 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