A case of sarcoidosis with isolated hepatosplenic onset and development of inflammatory bowel disease during recovery stage.
Auto Immun Highlights 2017 Dec 28;8(1). Epub 2017 Apr 28.
Clinica Medica "Cesare Frugoni", Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124, Bari, Italy.
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by an immune-mediated disorder, which leads to the development of non-caseating granulomas in the involved organs. More than 90% of patients with sarcoidosis present lungs and lymphatic system involvement at onset, while less than 10% has an isolated extrapulmonary localization. Here, we describe the case of an elderly patient with isolated hepato-splenic onset (multiple splenic lesions at imaging and cholestasis), and subsequent pulmonary involvement. Read More