A Misleading Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis in an Older Woman

  • Abire Allaoui Internal Medicine Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca
  • Wassila Bouissar Internal Medicine Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca
  • Khadija Echchilali Internal Medicine Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca
  • Mina Moudatir Internal Medicine Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca
  • Fatim Zahra Alaoui Internal Medicine Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca
  • Hassan Elkabli Internal Medicine Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca
Keywords: Common variable immunodeficiency, Granulomatosis, aged

Abstract

Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most frequent primary immunodeficiency and has a reported prevalence of approximately 1:25,000 to 1:50,000. The fact that it is rarely considered as a diagnosis in adults can lead to diagnostic delay, especially in older patients, and to complications such as bronchiectasis and excess mortality. However, practitioners should first exclude common causes of hypogammaglobulinaemia before considering CVID. Here we present a case of CVID revealed by prolonged fever and complicated with granulomatous manifestations and bronchiectasis in an older woman without a history of recurrent infections.

Author Biography

Abire Allaoui, Internal Medicine Department, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca
MD in internal medicine department.

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Published: 2017-05-26

Issue: Vol 4 No 4 (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
Allaoui, A., Bouissar, W., Echchilali, K., Moudatir, M., Alaoui, F. Z., & Elkabli, H. (2017). A Misleading Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis in an Older Woman. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2017_000463