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Keratitis and arthritis in children with sarcoidosis
  1. J H de Boer,
  2. K M Sijssens,
  3. A E F N Smeekens,
  4. A Rothova
  1. FC Donders Institute of Ophthalmology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  1. Dr J de Boer, FC Donders Institute of Ophthalmology, University Medical Center Utrecht, E.03.401, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands; jboer{at}

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A 3-year-old girl was referred by her paediatric rheumatologist for screening for uveitis due to a diagnosis of suspected juvenile idiopathic arthritis. She suffered from attacks of fever, polyarthritis and a maculopapular skin rash, which also suggested a diagnosis of sarcoidosis. However, at that time the synovial biopsy showed a negative result for granulomatous inflammation. There were no ophthalmological complaints. She had full …

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Ethics approval: Ethics approval was provided by the institutional medical ethical committee of the University Hospital of Utrecht.

  • Patient consent: Obtained from the parents.

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