BMJ Case Rep 2020 Sep 7;13(9). Epub 2020 Sep 7.
Department of Internal Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, Loire, France.
A 67-year-old man was referred to our department for the onset of cutaneous lesions following venepunctures. His recent medical history included brief flu-like syndrome, persistent cough, dyspnoea, dry mouth, blurred vision and weight loss. The extensive clinical, biological and radiological check-up showed signs consistent with systemic sarcoidosis: right uveitis, hypercalcemia, renal failure, inflammatory syndrome, elevated levels of ACE, alveolitis with elevated CD4+/CD8+ T cell ratio, hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, mild bronchial obstruction and lowered diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide. Read More