A Case of Sarcoidosis Disseminated to Skeletal Tissues

  • Edon Rabinowitz St George’s University, Saint George’s, Grenada, West Indies.
  • Chinwe Ogedegbe Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey.
  • Joseph Feldman Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey.
Keywords: Sarcoidosis, Musculoskeletal System, Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that typically affects young adults. Diagnostic criteria for sarcoidosis include involvement of two or more of the following organ systems: 1) pulmonary infiltrates; 2) bilateral hilar adenopathy; and 3) skin and/or eye lesions. Musculoskeletal system is less commonly involved. For that reason potential presenting symptoms can vary and make the diagnosis very challenging; particularly if a patient has symptoms that mimic other conditions. Musculoskeletal involvement for example can mimic malignancy. The following case describes a patient with known history of primary metastatic mediastinal Germ Cell Tumor (GCT) with teratomatous elements who is diagnosed with sarcoidosis involving skeletal tissues.

Author Biography

Edon Rabinowitz, St George’s University, Saint George’s, Grenada, West Indies.

Dr. Edon Rabinowitz is a graduate of Binghamton University in New York, and St. George’s University School of Medicine, Cum Laude, recipient of the Legacy of Excellence Scholarship. He is currently a first year pedia- tric resident at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center at Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Long Island, NY.

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Published
2013-04-30
How to Cite
Rabinowitz, E., Ogedegbe, C., & Feldman, J. (2013). A Case of Sarcoidosis Disseminated to Skeletal Tissues. International Journal of Medical Students, 1(1), 43-45. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2013.30
Section
Case Report