A 24-year-old African American female presents with nonspecific symptoms including fever and malaise. A chest x-ray reveals enlarged hilar lymph nodes (“potato nodes”), while her serum calcium level is found to be elevated. Biopsies of the enlarged hilar lymph nodes would most likely reveal which of the following?
A. Caseating granulomas
B. Dense, granular, PAS-positive, eosinophilic material
C. Markedly enlarged epithelial cells with intranuclear inclusions
D. Noncaseating granulomas
E. Numerous neutrophils with fibrin deposition