Childhood sarcoidosis mimicking tuberculosis: A case report

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Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a rare multisystem chronic inflammatory disease in children. We present a case of a five-year-old child with clinical features mimicking several diseases, including tuberculosis. After failure of treatment based on the suspected diagnosis, an axillary lymph node biopsy showed noncaseating granulomas compatible with sarcoidosis and appropriate treatment was then started.

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Wanderley, N. R. S., Gomes, M. A. F., de Medeiros, L. L. C., Lobo, F. P. D., Lima, C. B. F., Monteiro, M. G. L., & Luz, K. G. (2019). Childhood sarcoidosis mimicking tuberculosis: A case report. Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 52. https://doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0229-2018

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