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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 193785, 3 pages
Case Report

Elevated Aminotransaminases As the First Manifestation of Sarcoidosis

1Division of Gastroenterolgy, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Hospices Civils de Lyon, University of Lyon 1, F-69003 Lyon, France
2Anatomic Pathology Department, Femme-Mere-Enfant Hospital, Bron, Inserm, U851, FR-128, 69365 Lyon, France

Received 19 February 2009; Accepted 15 April 2009

Academic Editor: Hermann Wasmuth

Copyright © 2009 Georges Nawfal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Sarcoidose is a rare disease in children. The aminotransaminase level is often normal to moderately elevated (2 to 3 folds of the normal level). We report the case of a child who presented an aminotransaminase level that was 10 times the normal level, as the first manifestation of sarcoidosis.