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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 243-246

Hepatic sarcoidosis masquerading as tuberculosis

1 Department of Gastroenterology, Shrirama Chandra Bhanj Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha
2 Department of Pathology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences Medical College, Bhubaneswar, , India, Orissa

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Bijay Misra
Department of Gastroenterology, Shrirama Chandra Bhanj Medical College, Cuttack 753007
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.7707/hmj.472

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Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown aetiology. Hepatic involvement is frequent in sarcoidosis and is commonly asymptomatic. We report the case of a 50-year-old woman who presented with antitubercular therapy (ATT)-induced hepatotoxicity. The patient was prescribed ATT for hepatic tuberculosis, which was diagnosed incidentally during laparoscopic cholecystectomy; however, instead of improving on ATT, the patient deteriorated. Subsequently, a diagnosis of hepatic sarcoidosis was confirmed after reviewing the liver biopsy, and the patient improved following treatment with corticosteroids.

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