The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 73, Issue 2, pp 143–145 | Cite as

Sarcoidosis: Childvs adult

  • Halil Yanardaĝ
  • Ömer Nuri Pamuk
  • Sedat Uygun
  • Sabriye Demirci
  • Tuncer Karayel
Original Article


Objective: To compare the features of sarcoidosis in children to those of adults. In spite of the fact that sarcoidosis is a disease frequently seen in adults of 30–40 years, pediatric cases have rarely been reported.Methods: The authors evaluated 17 (3.3%, 12 females, 5 males) of the 516 patients of sarcoidosis, aged 16 yr and diagnosed within a 36-year period.Results: When the features of sarcoidosis subjects diagnosed during the childhood period were compared to those of subjects >16 years of age, it was seen that patients with advanced stage of the disease were more in the first group (41.2%vs 18%, p=0.02). In addition, children had more frequent extrapulmonary (64.7%vs 40.3%) and lacrimal gland involvement (p values, respectively, 0.044 and 0.003).Conclusion: When clinical data are relevant, sarcoidosis should be borne in mind. A child with sarcoidosis has more frequent pulmonary parenchymal and extrapulmonary involvement than in adults.

Key words

Sarcoidosis Child sarcoidosis Extrapulmoner sarcoidosis Adult sarcoidosis 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Halil Yanardaĝ
    • 1
  • Ömer Nuri Pamuk
    • 2
  • Sedat Uygun
    • 1
  • Sabriye Demirci
    • 1
  • Tuncer Karayel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Lung Diseases, Cerrahpasa Medical FacultyUniversity of IstanbulIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Rheumatology, Trakya Medical FacultyUniversity of TrakyaEdirneTurkey

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