Pulmonary sarcoidosis and the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

Sabbagh, F.; Gibbs, C.; Efferen, L. S.
July 2002
Thorax;Jul2002, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p655
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of a 50 year old man presented with a 3 week history of progressive exertional dyspnoea, poor appetite, and a cough productive of whitish sputum. He denied fever, night sweats, or haemoptysis. He had a history of 20 pack years of cigarette smoking and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Radiographs of his chest were examined and this revealed diffusive bilateral interstitial infiltration. The patient exhibited life threatening pulmonary sarcoidosis and development of acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute respiratory failure.


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