Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Isolated Cardiac Sarcoidosis Mimicking Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
Hirotaka WakiKazuo EguchiShinichi ToriumiTomokazu IkemotoTsukasa SuzukiNoriyoshi FukushimaKazuomi Kario
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2018 Volume 57 Issue 6 Pages 835-839

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The diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) has become easier due to advances in imaging modalities, but we sometimes encounter difficult-to-diagnose patients. We herein report the case of a 60-year-old Japanese woman who was diagnosed with isolated CS, although she also met the diagnostic criteria of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). A histological examination by an endomyocardial biopsy of the right ventricle revealed the typical findings of granulomatous change for CS. Although she did not show any characteristics of systemic sarcoidosis, oral prednisolone treatment was introduced, and she achieved a good response. This case shows that the characteristics of CS can overlap with the diagnostic criteria of ARVC, and that a histological examination is essential for the correct diagnosis of CS.

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