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Muscle involvement in sarcoidosis
  1. Padmanabhan Arjun1,
  2. Rijju Gopinath2,
  3. Bhuvanesh Mahendran3,
  4. Ganesh Balan1
  1. 1 Pulmonology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, India
  2. 2 Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, India
  3. 3 Rheumatology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Padmanabhan Arjun, Pulmonology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum 692059, India; dr.p.arjun{at}

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A 31-year-old man presented with dry cough of 2 months duration. He was detected to have mediastinal adenopathy, raised serum calcium and ACE levels. He underwent endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy from subcarinal and peripancreatic nodes, which showed discrete non-caseating granulomas. A diagnosis of sarcoidosis was made and he underwent a whole-body fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG PET) scan to assess disease activity elsewhere. It revealed the …

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