Muscle involvement in sarcoidosis is rarely described as the predominant feature and muscular symptoms are seldom observed. In recent pediatric series, sarcoid myopathy was no longer considered a typical aspect of sarcoidosis. The authors report a case of sarcoidosis in a patient presenting predominant muscular symptoms since childhood, due to biopsy-proven muscle localization. A seven-year follow-up has demonstrated a slow improvement of symptoms with persistency of electromyography (EMG) and biochemical abnormalities. Mild and transient pulmonary involvement was demonstrated only after diagnosis. Clinical improvement associated with a decrease in serum muscular enzyme levels with no changes in EMG was observed after a six-month course of systemic corticosteroid therapy. In childhood, skeletal muscle symptoms may be the presenting feature of sarcoidosis.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Sarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- Smooth muscle
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine