Figure 85

Differential diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis. The lungs are the principal organs involved in sarcoidosis. Pulmonary involvement may or may not be associated with hilar lym-phadenopathy. In contrast to the pulmonary diseases listed, pulmonary symptoms may be absent in sarcoidosis even in the presence of extensive pulmonary lesions seen on chest radiographs. Pulmonary symptoms develop when the disease is in its late fibrotic phase and are associated with airway obstruction.

Hyperglobulinemia

Abnormal liver function tests

Anergy

Leukopenia

Hyperuricemia

Hypercalciuria

Hypercalcemia

Elevated calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D3) Elevated angiotensin-converting enzyme Cryoglobulinemia

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