ARDS as a presenting feature in sarcoidosis: an uncommon occurrence

Authors

  • Sanjeet K Shrestha Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Nepal
  • Jonas Malla Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Nepal
  • Yuvaraj Bhusal Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Nepal
  • Sanjeet Bhattarai Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Nepal
  • Rakesh Lama Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Nepal
  • Sulav Rayamajhi Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Nepal
  • Naresh Gurung Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Nepal
  • Ashish Shrestha Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Nepal
  • Ashish Karthik Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Nepal
  • Pratistha Pradhan Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Nepal
  • Reena Rana Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Nepal
  • Khusboo Khetan Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nrj.v1i1.45243

Keywords:

Sarcoidosis, Acute Respiritory Distress Syndrome, Granuloma

Abstract

Sarcoidosis though a chronic multi-system granulomatous disease, predominantly involves respiratory system. Often asymptomatic, patients can present with lymphadenopathy, prolonged fever and shortness of breath. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is relatively uncommon presenting feature of the disease. Here we present a case of a 19 years old female presenting in acute respiratory distress syndrome, eventually being diagnosed as Sarcoidosis. Although different diagnostic criteria have been developed for early diagnosis of sarcoidosis, atypical presentations can always pose significant challenge and lag for the diagnosis.

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Published

2022-05-23

How to Cite

Shrestha, S. K., Malla, J., Bhusal, Y., Bhattarai, S., Lama, R., Rayamajhi, S., Gurung, N., Shrestha, A., Karthik, A., Pradhan, P., Rana, R., & Khetan, K. (2022). ARDS as a presenting feature in sarcoidosis: an uncommon occurrence. Nepalese Respiratory Journal, 1(1), 25–27. https://doi.org/10.3126/nrj.v1i1.45243

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Case Reports