Lofgren's Syndrome: An Acute Variant of Sarcoidosis Diagnosed by Mediastinoscopy


ALAR T., Gunes F., MuratlE A., GEDİK İ. E. , TEKELİ Z., Ukinc K.

JCPSP-JOURNAL OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PAKISTAN, vol.25, no.2, pp.146-148, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: JCPSP-JOURNAL OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PAKISTAN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.146-148

Abstract

Lofgren's syndrome is an acute clinical form of sarcoidosis that is first described by Sven Lofgren as bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy together with Erythema Nodosum (EN) and accompanying arthritis/arthralgia. This syndrome has some differences in terms of treatment, prognosis and recurrence compared to sarcoidosis. In this report, we describe a 70 years old lady who admitted with multiple erythematous lesions and arthralgia of both lower extremities and she was diagnosed as Lofgren's syndrome via mediastinoscopy.