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Sarcoidosis

Joint Pain

11/16/2010

Question:

I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis last spring - thank God it was not Lymphoma! The first symptom that I noticed was swelling in my ankles and legs and joint pain. I have reciently had a lot of knee pain - do you think this is associated with Sarcoidosis?

Answer:

The symptoms of joint swelling and pain that you are presented with are not uncommon with sarcoidosis. Joint involvement is estimated to occur in up to 25% of sarcoidosis patients. That being said, other possible explanations should be considered by your doctor.

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Response by:

Elliott D Crouser, MD Elliott D Crouser, MD
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University