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August 1983

Sarcoidosis With Involvement of the Appendix

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Dr Clarke), Surgery (Dr Pollett), and Pathology (Drs Chittal and Ra), Health Sciences Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(8):1603-1604. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350080125027

• Sarcoidosis with involvement of the vermiform appendix is a rare clinical occurrence. We describe a young woman with sarcoidosis whose initial manifestations suggested acute appendicitis. Histologic examination of the appendix showed noncaseating epithelioid granulomas without acute inflammatory changes.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1603-1604)

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