Acute sarcoid myositis with respiratory muscle involvement: Case report and review of the literature

D. Ost*, A. Yeldandt, David W Cugell

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Abstract

A 61-year-old woman with a history of sarcoidosis presented with acute sareoid myositis affecting the respiratory muscles. The patient responded to prednisone therapy with improved pulmonary function test results and resolution of her symptoms. Acute myositis is a rare manifestation of sarcoidosis and should be treated with steroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)879-882
Number of pages4
JournalChest
Volume107
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • myopathy
  • myositis
  • respiratory muscle weakness
  • sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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