Chest pain in the presentation of sarcoidosis

Br J Dis Chest. 1976 Jul;70(3):206-10. doi: 10.1016/0007-0971(76)90030-9.


The cases of six patients are reported illustrating that chest pain may be a prominent feature of sarcoidosis. It may be severe and be the chief presenting symptom. In the cases described it was mostly retrosternal and had few consistent aggravating factors. In each case there was bilateral hilar lymph node enlargement and it is suggested that htis was chiefly responsible for this relatively uncommon symptom of sarcoidosis. It is also suggested that undue persisting pain may respond to corticosteroid administration.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Kveim Test
  • Lymph Nodes / pathology
  • Male
  • Pain / etiology*
  • Sarcoidosis / complications
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*
  • Sarcoidosis / drug therapy
  • Thorax*


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones