BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219682
  • Rare disease

Isolated gastric sarcoidosis: a rare entity

  1. Jeffrey A Sparks4
  1. 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  2. 2Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  3. 3Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  4. 4Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ronak Vashi Patel, ronak.patel2{at}
  • Accepted 5 May 2017
  • Published 8 June 2017


We present a case of isolated granulomatous gastritis in a 21-year-old woman. Initial symptoms included nausea, vomiting and inability to tolerate oral intake. An upper oesophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed nodular and thickened mucosa with histological findings of granulomatous gastritis. Infectious, inflammatory and malignant causes were excluded prior to making a diagnosis of gastric sarcoidosis.


  • Contributors RVP and RWW equally contributed to the production of the case report, literature review and directly cared for the patient. JAS and WWC oversaw the creation of the case report and provided direct patient care.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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