Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918

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Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Presenting with Acute Respiratory Failure: A Report of a Case Diagnosed by Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration on Ventilation after Intubation
Jumpei TaniguchiKei NakashimaHiroyuki ItoYu TanakaAyumu OtsukiAkihiro ShiroshitaMichinori YoshimiNorihiko KubotaMasahiro Aoshima
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Article ID: 4624-20


Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown etiology and is pathologically characterized by non-caseating granulomas in the organs involved. We herein report a case of sarcoidosis in a Japanese woman with acute respiratory failure, diagnosed using endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) on the ventilator after intubation. Only a few cases of previously undiagnosed sarcoidosis presenting acute respiratory failure have been reported. It is important to be aware that undiagnosed sarcoidosis may present with acute respiratory failure. Therefore, EBUS-TBNA under mechanical ventilation may be useful for the immediate diagnosis of patients.

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