Rituximab as a treatment alternative in sarcoidosis.

@article{Belkhou2008RituximabAA,
  title={Rituximab as a treatment alternative in sarcoidosis.},
  author={Ahlam Belkhou and Rachid Younsi and Imane El Bouchti and Selma El Hassani},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2008},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={
          511-2
        }
}
A 39-year-old woman had a 3-year history of sarcoidosis involving the mediastinum, lungs, and joints. The inaugural symptoms consisted of incapacitating asthenia and polyarthritis affecting the knees, ankles, elbows, and hands. A chest radiograph showed mediastinal lymphadenopathy and a mild interstitial syndrome consistent with stage IIA sarcoidosis. Mediastinoscopy was performed to obtain a biopsy of the enlarged mediastinal node, whose histological examination showed granulomatous tissue… CONTINUE READING
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