What is the manifestation of Löfgren syndrome in sarcoidosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Joseph F Merola, MD, MMSc; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Löfgren syndrome is classically described as a triad of EN, polyarthritis, and hilar adenopathy. The adenopathy may be unilateral or bilateral hilar and/or right paratracheal lymphadenopathy. Other symptoms include anterior uveitis, fever, ankle periarthritis, arthralgias, and pulmonary involvement.

Löfgren syndrome is usually an acute disease with an excellent prognosis, typically resolving spontaneously from 6-8 weeks to up to 2 years after onset. Pulmonologists, ophthalmologists, and rheumatologists often define this syndrome differently, describing varying combinations of arthritis, arthralgia, uveitis, EN, hilar adenopathy, and/or other clinical findings.


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