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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 100-102

Does this sarcoidosis case triggered by typhoid fever? A rare case report

1 Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, FMHS, Selangor, Malaysia
2 Baghdad University, College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq

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Naghem Farouk Abed
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, FMHS, Selangor
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DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_3_17

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Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disease that characterized by the presence of nonspecific noncaseating granuloma of undetermined etiology. Its peak incidence was found in patients ᠆ years old. Globally, the disease is more common among Scandinavians and African Americans. In Asia, it is rare and the highest incidence was found in Japan and India. In Iraq, sarcoidosis is a rare disease, but there are no accurate records of its incidence. Mycobacterium spp. and Propionibacterium acnes are the most common triggering infectious agent, and corticosteroids are the standard treatment of choice for symptomatic patients for not ɣ year. In particular, this report presents a rare case of sarcoidosis that developed in an elderly Iraqi female with an unusual presentation. In addition, it has been heralded exceptionally by an acute typhoid fever with a possible correlation. She treated effectively with prednisolone for only 2 months without any complaint for 1½-year duration.

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