Löfgren syndrome

Löfgren syndrome is a specific acute clinical presentation of systemic sarcoidosis that usually manifests with lymphadenopathy, fevers, erythema nodosum, and arthritis. 

It is important to not confuse this syndrome with Löffler syndrome, as the names are quite similar but the conditions quite different. 

It typically consists of: 

Compared to run-of-the-mill sarcoidosis, patients presenting with Löfgren syndrome typically have a better overall prognosis with a self-limited clinical course and spontaneous remission.

It was initially described by Sven Halvar Löfgren (1910-1978), a Swedish physician, in 1952 2.

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rID: 9144
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lofgren syndrome
  • Löfgren's syndrome

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