Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disease characterized by the presence of noncaseating granulomas, the exact etiology of which is yet to be determined. Most of patients show granulomas located in the lungs or in the related lymph nodes. However, lesions can affect any organ. Noncaseating granulomas are not a pathognomonic sign of sarcoidosis, being observed also in other diseases, therefore the diagnosis is often of exclusion. We report a case of sarcoidosis with parotid gland involvement in the context of a Heerfordt syndrome, discussing about its clinical presentation, pathogenesis, pathology and differential diagnosis with other granulomatous diseases.
|Titolo:||Parotid gland involvement in Heerfordt syndrome: A case report|
CALTABIANO, ROSARIO (Penultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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