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Sarcoidosis and primary biliary cirrhosis with co-existing myositis.
  1. P Hughes,
  2. C R McGavin
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Freedom Fields Hospital, Plymouth, Devon, UK.


In a small number of cases the co-existence of primary biliary cirrhosis and sarcoidosis is assumed from clinical serological and histological findings. A case of sarcoidosis is reported in which the M2 antibody, a highly specific marker for primary biliary cirrhosis, was detected. The patient also developed a severe myositis and a possible overlap syndrome is discussed.

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