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An unusual presentation of an uncommon disease

Authors Funk M, Santana O

Published 20 November 2009 Volume 2009:2 Pages 259—261


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 5

Michael Funk2, Orlando Santana1,2

1Department of Cardiology, 2Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Fl, USA

Abstract: Extrapulmonary manifestations of sarcoidosis often go undiagnosed. Sarcoidosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cases presenting with parotid gland swelling, renal failure, and hypercalcemia. It’s imperative to confirm the diagnosis with a tissue biopsy, as the condition is easily treatable with steroids.

Keywords: sarcoidosis, parotid gland, renal failure, hypercalcemia, steroids

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