Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 576–579 | Cite as

Multilating rheumatoid arthritis associated with sarcoidosis: A case report

  • M. Takashita
  • T. Torisu
  • Y. Shinmori
Case Report


We describe a case of sarcoidosis with opera-glass fingers and outstanding flexion deformity of both knees. Histological examination of skin eruptions and transbronchial lung biopsy revealed the existence of noncaseating epithelioid granuloma. However, the synovial tissue showed chronic inflammation consistent with rheumatoid arthritis without any epithelioid lesions.

Key words

Rheumatoid Arthritis Arthritis Sarcoidosis Knee 


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© Acta Medica Belgica 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Takashita
    • 1
  • T. Torisu
    • 1
  • Y. Shinmori
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryOita Medical UniversityOitaJAPAN

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