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Phalangeal lytic lesion: do not forget osseous sarcoidosis
  1. Eya Cherif,
  2. Lamia Ben Hassine,
  3. Ines Kechaou,
  4. Narjess Khalfallah
  1. Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Charles Nicolle's Hospital, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Eya Cherif, eyacherif{at}


Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease that most commonly involves the lung and thoracic lymph nodes. However, any organ can be affected. Osseous sarcoidosis has been reported in 3–13% of the cases. The skeletal involvement on radiographs is usually seen late in the course of the disease and is rarely the initial manifestation. We report a case of sarcoidosis revealed by a lytic lesion of the phalanx.

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