Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fact of the day: Histoplasmosis can present like sarcoidosis

Patients with histoplasmosis who have hilar lymphadenopathy, arthralgias, and erythema nodosum can be mistakenly given the diagnosis of sarcoidosis (“pseudosarcoidosis.”)

Steroids mistakenly given for sarcoidosis can cause acute exacerbation of histoplasmosis.

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