Pneumothorax - a Rare Presenting Sign of Sarcoidosis
Rajul Rastogi*, Pawan Joon, Yuktika Gupta, Asif MajidWani, Vijai Pratap and Shourya Sharma
Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rajul Rastogi
Teerthanker Mahaveer University
Uttar Pradesh, India
Email: [email protected]
Received date: May 24, 2016; Accepted date: Jun 13, 2016; Published date: Jun 21, 2016
Citation: Rastogi R, Joon P, Gupta Y, MajidWani A, Pratap V, et al. (2016) Pneumothorax - a Rare Presenting Sign of Sarcoidosis. J Gen Practice 4: 256. doi:10.4172/2329-9126.1000256
Copyright: © 2016 Rastogi R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sarcoidosis is a non-infectious, inflammatory disease of unknown etiology which is characterised histologically by presence of noncaseating granulomas. It is a common pulmonary disease in Indian Subcontinent with tuberculosis as the commonest differential diagnosis. Spontaneous pneumothorax have been described in late stages of sarcoidosis but pneumothorax in early disease or the first presenting sign is very rare. This article discusses a rare case of Sarcoidosis where pneumothorax was the first presenting sign.