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Lungs Sarcoidosis or Pneumoconiosis ?? MCQ

Male patient working in the cotton field, presented with 3 weeks history of cough. CXR showed bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy and biopsy (by bronchoscopy) showed non-caseating granuloma. What’s your diagnosis?
a) Sarcoidosis
b) Amylidosis
c) Histiocustosis
d) Berylliosis
e) Pneumoconiosis
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From the options bellow only berylliosis gives granulomas as far as i remember ands it is not associated with cotton processing
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Bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy and non caseating granuloma are clues for SARCOIDOSIS
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Sarcoidosis - bilateral hilar LAN and non caseating granulomas are the giveaway here.

You might be tempted to think Asbestosis bc he's working in the cotton field but remember all the pneumoconioces inc asbestosis have a 10-30 year latent period and this patient has only had symptoms for 3 week.s
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