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Archivos de Medicina Interna

Print version ISSN 0250-3816On-line version ISSN 1688-423X

Abstract

PEREZ, Gerardo  and  FACAL, Jorge. Acute sarcoidosis: Erythema Nodosum-Free Variant of Löfgren’s Syndrome. Arch. Med Int [online]. 2014, vol.36, n. 2, pp.79-83. ISSN 0250-3816.

Löfgren syndrome is an acute variant of sarcoidosis, and is defined by erythema nodosum, hilar lymphadenopathy and arthritis. Usually shows a benign self-limited course contrasting with chronic sarcoidosis with persistent relapsing presentations requiring corticosteroids most of the times. This article describes a young male patient with Löfgren syndrome with the distinct fact of the absence of erythema nodosum, which initially made sarcoidotic etiology of arthritis more difficult to think of. A brief comparative description of sarcoidosis and Löfrgen syndrome features is also made.

Keywords : arthritis; erythema nodosum; sarcoidosis; Löfgren.

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