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Bone sarcoidosis

Wilcox, Alison MD; Bharadwaj, Parag MD; Sharma, Om P. MD

Current Opinion in Rheumatology: July 2000 - Volume 12 - Issue 4 - p 321-330
Metabolic Bone Disease

Sarcoidosis is a disease that exhibits extremely heterogeneous clinical manifestations. Although the lungs are the most commonly involved organs, the extension of the granulomatous process may also affect the bones. Almost any bone can be involved; curiously, the small bones of the hands and feet are most frequently affected. Diagnosis and recognition of osseous sarcoidosis is easy, but the therapy is disappointing. Corticosteroids and antimalarials may control pain and swelling, but usually do not influence the course of osseous sarcoidosis.

LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Correspondence to Om P. Sharma, MD, Room 11-900, LAC+USC Medical Center, 1200 N. State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, US; e-mail:

© 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.