Diffuse interstitial pneumonitis and fibrosis in sarcoidosis

Chest. 1988 Jul;94(1):193-5. doi: 10.1378/chest.94.1.193.


Interstitial pneumonitis in sarcoidosis is rare. When present, it confined to areas of active granuloma formation. We report finding widespread interstitial pneumonitis and fibrosis in a patient with sarcoidosis. Due to the focal sampling of pulmonary tissue by transbronchial biopsy, a finding of interstitial pneumonitis does not exclude a diagnosis of sarcoidosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology*
  • Lung Diseases / pathology*
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / pathology*
  • Sarcoidosis / pathology*