Löfgren's syndrome misdiagnosed as cellulitis


  • Daryl Cheng, MBBS, Hospital Medical Officer; Amit Maini, BSc, MBBS, Emergency Medicine Fellow.

Dr Daryl Cheng, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan St, Parkville VIC 3050, Australia. Email: daryl_cheng@hotmail.com


Löfgren's syndrome is an acute-onset presentation of sarcoidosis that can be easily missed in an ED setting. A case is reported of Löfgren's syndrome presenting as erythema nodosum with bilateral ankle oedema. Although rare, this diagnosis should be considered when examining a patient with erythema nodosum and articular symptoms.