Lofgren's syndrome-acute onset sarcoidosis and polyarthralgia: A case report

Chan Woo Byun, Seung Nam Yang, Joon Shik Yoon, Se Hwa Kim

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Lofgren's syndrome is an acute form of sarcoidosis characterized by erythema nodosum, bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy (BHL), and polyarthralgia or polyarthritis. This syndrome is common among Caucasians but rare in the Korean population. A 44-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of polyarthralgia. A chest radiograph revealed BHL and nodular shadows. Angiotensin-converting enzyme levels were within the normal range. Tissue biopsy from a mediastinum lymph node showed noncaseating granulomas. We diagnosed her with Lofgren's syndrome, an acute form of sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-299
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Arthritis
  • Lymph node
  • Sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation


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