Sarcoid myopathy in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection

Janice Granieri, Jeffrey J. Wisnieski, Richard C. Graham, Howard Smith, Prema Gogate, John N. Aucott

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Abstract

Although neither sarcoidosis nor HIV infection is rare, only eight patients with both diseases have been described. None of the eight had sarcoid myopathy. We describe a patient who had HIV infection and decreased CD4+ T-lymphocytes as well as sarcoidosis with muscle involvement. During 3 years of observation, primary sarcoidosis remitted and myopathic symptoms were controlled with prednisone. No opportunistic infections occurred during more than 3 years of prednisone therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-595
Number of pages5
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume88
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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