A Great Imitator: Sarcoidosis

2013 Journal of Medical Cases  
With the practice of medicine becoming more "cook-book" oriented, it is easy for physicians to develop tunnel vision. It is important for us to be reminded that differentials still exist and that certain multi-organ diseases can easily and often mimick more sinister pathology. This case report presents a patient with a history of cervical cancer who presented with a clinical picture of widespread metastatic disease. Workup eventually lead to a diagnosis of multi-organ sarcoidosis, still a
more » ... osis, still a serious condition but less ominous than the alternative. A potential relationship between sarcoid and malignancy is also discussed.
doi:10.4021/jmc1280w fatcat:gc5bgxlcyjcxfhxv7drnqzayci