Sarcoidosis of Tongue: A Rare of the Rarest Case Report  

Abhishek Singh Nayyar
Department of Internal Medicine, University hospital of La Rabta, Tunis, Tunisia
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 26   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0026
Received: 10 May, 2015    Accepted: 15 Jun., 2015    Published: 02 Jul., 2015
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Abhishek Singh Nayyar, 2015, Sarcoidosis of Tongue: A Rare of the Rarest Case Report, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 5(26) 1-4 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0026)

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease of unknown etiology that predominantly affects the lungs and intra-thoracic lymph nodes. Sarcoidosis is manifested by the presence of non-caseating granulomas in affected organs and tissues. A 40 year old male patient with lesions in tongue and the palate was examined. Clinical signs were recorded and incisional biopsies from the tongue were taken. The diagnosis of sarcoidosis was established by the histopathological evidence of typical non-caseating granulomas from tissue biopsy, supported by an elevated serum Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (S-ACE) value of 62.4 U/L and 24hr. urine calcium of 538 mg.

Keywords
Sarcoidosis; Chronic granulomatous; Langerhans cells
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