Löfgren's syndrome

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Löfgren’s syndrome

(lĕf′grĕnz, löf′)
[Sven Löfgren, Swedish physician, 1910–1978]
A type of sarcoidosis characterized by extensive involvement of hilar lymph nodes, erythema nodosum, and joint pains, esp. around the ankles. The syndrome has a better prognosis than other forms of sarcoidosis.
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It is important to identify Lofgren's syndrome (consisting of erythema nodosum, bilateral hilar adenopathy, migratory polyarthritis and fever), as not only does it have a good prognosis, but it is also made without the need for histological proof.
The one exception is in patients with classic Lofgren's syndrome (see above).
The prognosis of sarcoidosis is variable, with Lofgren's syndrome having the best prognosis, with a high probability of spontaneous relapse.
Herein, we report a rare case of undifferentiated SpA (uSpA) presenting in conjunction with anterior uveitis in a patient with Lofgren's syndrome during remission (while taking no medication).
His medical history revealed Lofgren's syndrome, a single episode of arthralgia, erythema nodosum, and bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy that had been ongoing for the past 20 years.
The combination of erythema nodosum, periarticular ankle inflammation, and mediastinal lymphadenopathy is designated as Lofgren's syndrome, which usually has a self-limiting course with spontaneous resolution.
4) In this article, a case of Lofgren's syndrome with sacroiliitis is presented.
The patient was diagnosed as having Lofgren's syndrome, which is a clinical subtype of acute sarcoidosis involving acute arthritis, LAP, and EN.
Lofgren's syndrome is regarded as a self-limiting disease that is generally resolved within three months.