A Misleading Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis in an Older Woman

Allaoui, Abire and Bouissar, Wassila and Echchilali, Khadija and Moudatir, Mina and Zahra Alaoui, Fatim and Elkabli, Hassan A Misleading Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis in an Older Woman. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4 (4). ISSN 2284-2594

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Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most frequent primary immunodeficiency and has a reported prevalence of approximately 1:25,000 to 1:50,000. The fact that it is rarely considered as a diagnosis in adults can lead to diagnostic delay, especially in older patients, and to complications such as bronchiectasis and excess mortality. However, practitioners should first exclude common causes of hypogammaglobulinaemia before considering CVID. Here we present a case of CVID revealed by prolonged fever and complicated with granulomatous manifestations and bronchiectasis in an older woman without a history of recurrent infections.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Common variable immunodeficiency, Granulomatosis, aged
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Michela Donatelli
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 09:19
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 09:52
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/16423

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