DOI: 10.1177/2050313x231195248 ISSN:

Sarcoidosis presenting as a loss of weight with preserved appetite

Asitha Goonetilleke, Anne Thushara Matthias
  • General Medicine

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disorder of unknown aetiology affecting a wide range of organs and is characterised by the presence of noncaseating granulomas. It has rarely been reported in Sri Lanka. This case describes a 36-year-old male presenting with a loss of weight despite a preserved appetite. He had evidence of sarcoidosis with pulmonary, lymph node, eye, hepatosplenomegaly, thyroid and parotid gland involvement with hypercalcaemia. He was successfully treated with glucocorticoids.

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