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e-CASES: Chest X-ray classification - Sarcoidosis

Dr Antoine Micheau

Chest X-ray classification

Chest X-ray changes are divided into four stages:

 

Stage 1: bihilar lymphadenopathy

 

Stage 2: bihilar lymphadenopathy and reticulonodular infiltrates

 

Stage 3: bilateral pulmonary infiltrates

 

Stage 4: fibrocystic sarcoidosis typically with upward hilar retraction, cystic and bullous changes

 

 

 

Although patients with type I X-rays tend to have the acute or subacute, reversible form of the disease while those with types II and III often have the chronic, progressive disease, these patterns do not represent consecutive "stages" of sarcoidosis. Thus, except for epidemiologic purposes, this X-ray categorization is mostly of historic interest.

Diagnosis

Sarcoidosis



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