Friday, 8 October 2010

MRCP revision battle 27.3: Lofgren's syndrome

Lofgrens syndrome is a subtype of sarcoidosis, characterised by:
  • erythema nodosum
  • bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy
  • fever
  • athralgia

It affects females more than males (85:15)

It carries a good prognosis - unlike sarcoidosis is unlikely to become chronic and most cases resolve in 6 months to 2 years.

On to something which often doesn't have a good prognosis... pancreatitis...