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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 5326324, 5 pages
Case Report

A Case Report of Sarcoidosis Mimicking Vertebral Metastasis

1Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Richmond, VA, USA
2Department of Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Richmond, VA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Anchalia Chandrakumaran; gro.htlaehucv@naramukardnahc.ailahcna

Received 23 June 2018; Accepted 15 August 2018; Published 9 September 2018

Academic Editor: Isidro Machado

Copyright © 2018 Anchalia Chandrakumaran 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.


A 35-year-old African American male, previously healthy, presented with lower back and bilateral lower extremity pain associated with intermitted night sweats and weight loss. Imaging was concerning diffuse vertebral metastatic lesions. He underwent extensive workup to evaluate for metastatic disease. However, right iliac crest, mediastinal, and left inguinal lymph node biopsies were consistent with sarcoidosis. He was started on methotrexate, folic acid, and prednisone.