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January 1975

Childhood SarcoidosisProgressive Systemic Illness With Micronodular Pulmonary Involvement

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pediatrics (Dr. Holden) and radiology (Dr. Heller), Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore.

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(1):103-105. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120380075017

A 9-year-old black girl had progressive generalized sarcoidosis. Chest roentgenograms disclosed severe, disseminated micronodular infiltrates, and pulmonary function was severely decreased. Results of a liver biopsy disclosed granulomas consistent with sarcoidosis. She responded dramatically to corticosteroid therapy, both clinically and radiologically.