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Pediatric sarcoidosis: report of seven cases
© Ricardo et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2011
- Published: 14 September 2011
- Late Onset
- Chronic Granulomatous Disease
- Immunosuppressive Treatment
Sarcoidosis is a rare chronic granulomatous disease of unknown cause. It involves different organs and shows a variable clinical presentation according to the age of onset. High index of clinical suspicion and a positive biopsy are needed to confirm the diagnosis. Immunosuppressive treatment is required. The type of organs affected and response to treatment determine prognosis.
To describe the clinical features and course on a cohort of Colombian children with sarcoidosis.
Retrospective descriptive study at 4 pediatric rheumatology centers in Bogota
Mean age of onset
Mean time to diagnosis(years)
Sarcoidosis shows variable clinical presentations. Early onset sarcoidosis presented more febrile and multisystemic than late onset. Joint, eye and skin were more common. Histological confirmation is needed to rule out other entities. Chronic uveitis and polyarthritis determined poor outcome. Chronic course was associated with worse prognosis.
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