Sarcoidosis - A Case of “Resistant Tuberculosis”

Context: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown aetiology. It is an under diagnosed disease in India. The close resemblance to tuberculosis and the lack of awareness contribute to the under reporting of cases.
Case report: We present a 17 year-old male who was refractory to antituberculous treatment and ultimately turned out to have sarcoidosis.
Conclusion: This case report highlights the importance of considering sarcoidosis as a differential diagnosis, in a country like India, where tuberculosis is endemic. The clinical course of this case was different from that reported in Western Literature.

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