Differential diagnosis Sarcoidosis Please rate this page (bottom of page)

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Sarcoidosis manifests itself frequently in several organs such as lungs, skin, joints / skeletal disorders, heart muscle and eyes. Symptoms and research findings that may look like other conditions. The list of differential diagnoses (similar disorders) is therefore long. Which of the disorders are most relevant is determined in each case based on the development of symptoms and findings.


Enlarged lymph nodes in the lung hilus


Other illness


Swelling In mediastinal lymph nodes by inflammatory Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

Swollen salivary glands

Chronic obstructions in both lungs, bilateral interstitial lung disease (ILD)

Occupational-related pulmonary disease


Egg shell calcifications in the mediastinum or thorax

Sarkoidosis of the skin

Erythema nodosum, other causes

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  • Idiopathic (unknown cause) 50%
  • Pregnancy
  • Infections
    • Tuberkulosis (Tbc)
    • Yersinia intestinal infection
    • Streptococcus
    • Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
    • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • inflammation
    • Crohn's disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Behcet's disease
    • Takayasu arteritis
  • Medication
    • Sulphate preparations (sulfonamides)
    • Penicillin
    • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Cancer
    • Lymphoma (Non-Hodkgin)
    • Pancreatic cancer (Pancreatic cancer)
    • Carcinoid tumor

Lupus pernoi

 Joint and skeleton


The eye

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