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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr1220092518.
Published online 2010 November 19. doi:  10.1136/bcr.12.2009.2518
PMCID: PMC3030116
Rare disease

Osseous spinal sarcoidosis: an unusual but important entity to remember


Sarcoidosis is a multi-system disorder of unknown aetiology characterised by non-caseating granulomatous inflammation with varying presentation and prognosis. Bone involvement is uncommon and vertebral involvement is rare. We report a case of vertebral osseous sarcoidosis which presented with pulmonary symptoms mimicking tuberculosis and later developed vertebral involvement despite administration of oral corticosteroids.

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