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CASE BASED REVIEW
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 345-348

A tale of two great mimickers: leprosy or sarcoidosis? A case-based review


1 Departments of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Departments of General Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. John Mathew
Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/injr.injr_346_20

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Leprosy and sarcoidosis are chronic multisystem disorders, with clinical features overlapping with each other. The diagnosis requires a thorough clinical, laboratory, histopathological, and radiological examination. Although it is possible to conclude on one particular diagnosis most of the time, in some cases, even after extensive evaluation, it is difficult to differentiate between the two diseases. In such scenarios, treating both the conditions is warranted. Here, we present a case with a diagnostic dilemma between Hansen's disease and sarcoidosis and systematically discuss the specific pointers which can help to differentiate between the two diseases.


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