Cases J 2010 Jan 13;3:24. Epub 2010 Jan 13.
Department of Clinical Microbiology and School of Medicine University of Split, Split, Croatia.
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J Med Case Rep 2008 Jul 7;2:226. Epub 2008 Jul 7.
3rd Department of Medicine, University of Athens, Medical School, 'Sotiria' General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Introduction: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder characterized pathologically by the presence of non-caseating granulomas in involved tissues. Depressed cellular immunity predisposes patients to infections with certain intracellular organisms, mostly fungi, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Nocardia species. As these infections are mainly insidious and difficult to differentiate from the underlying disease, a possible misdiagnosis may lead to fatal complications for the patient. Read More
Respir Med Case Rep 2013 3;9:11-4. Epub 2013 May 3.
Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Netherlands.
We describe the case of a 47-year-old Caucasian male patient who developed sarcoidosis 18 months after he was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis for which he was treated according to guidelines. The presentation of sarcoidosis was very similar to his first presentation when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Mycobacterium tuberculosis as a possible aetiological agent in sarcoidosis has been point of debate since many years and has been studied thoroughly. Read More
Int J Mycobacteriol 2016 Dec 9;5 Suppl 1:S240-S241. Epub 2016 Nov 9.
Airways Disease Section, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Despite the availability of novel therapeutic approaches, TB is considered as one of the leading causes of death due to infectious diseases worldwide. Alveolar macrophages are the first line of defense against M. Read More
Kekkaku 2008 Feb;83(2):115-30
Clinical Research Center, National Hospital Organization Kinki-chuo Chest Medical Center, Osaka, Japan.
Granuloma formation is a chronic inflammatory reaction where macrophage system and other inflammatory cells are involved. After some antigen exposure and processing, T cells, macrophages, epithelioid cells, and giant cell are activated, and granulomas are formed. Granuloma is considered as a defense mechanism against antigens, which stay in the organs without inactivation. Read More