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This disease, of as yet unknown etiology, is manifested by noncaseating granulomatous lesions in many organ systems, most commonly in the lungs and thoracic lymph nodes. The disease is much more common in African Americans. Laboratory results are variable and nonspecific. Anemia is not frequent but appears in about 5% of cases. Splenomegaly is present […]

Other Conditions Associated with Arthritis

Arthritis and arthralgia may be present in 4%-23% of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. One report indicates that many more have radiologic abnormalities of erosive arthritis but have no symptoms. About 50% of patients with hemochromatosis and about 25% of patients with chronic active hepatitis develop arthritis or arthralgias; up to 40% of patients with […]