Myopathy and peritoneal involvement are rare complications of sarcoidosis, and the latter can mimic malignancy with peritoneal dissemination. In this case, a patient with a history of polyarthritis and positive rheumatoid factor presented with proximal muscle weakness and abdominal pain. Biopsies of muscle and peritoneum revealed non-caseating granuloma suggesting sarcoidosis. Ocular and pulmonary involvement later developed and confirmed the diagnosis of sarcoidosis.
- musculoskeletal syndromes
- connective tissue disease
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Contributors MI wrote the manuscript and collected data. MK contributed to overall writing.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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