Undiagnosed sarcoidosis presenting as acute pancreatitis: a rare presentation of a known disease

Nishraj Basnet, Atinuke Aluko, Ardy Fenando, Supratik Rayamajhi

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Abstract

A 43-year-old African American man presented with right upper quadrant pain and elevated blood pressure. Investigations revealed elevated lipase, hypercalcaemia and elevated creatinine. CT abdomen with contrast revealed extensive intraabdominal lymphadenopathy with an initial suspicion for a lymphoproliferative malignancy. Patient was managed for acute pancreatitis, with further workup of hypercalcaemia revealing an elevated ACE level. Inguinal lymph node biopsy confirmed a non-caseating granuloma leading to the diagnosis of sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number234767
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2021

Keywords

  • interstitial lung disease
  • pancreatitis

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