Sarcoidosis Mnemonics

SARCOIDOSIS: G-E-R-M-A-N ACE “SCHAUMANN” B-O-E-K

G-Granulomas
E-Erythema nodosum
R-Restrictive lung defect (PFTs)
M-Multiple systemic manifestations
A-Asteroid bodies (inclusions)
N-Noncaseating granuloma, Negative TB test

ACE – Angiotensin converting enzyme levels monitor disease activity and response to therapy.

Schaumann’s bodies (inclusions)

B-Bell’s palsy, Bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, Black females
O-Optic nerve dysfunction is a common manifestation of neurosarcoid.
E-Eyes: uveitis
K-Kveim skin test

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