29,315 results match your criteria Sarcoidosis Thoracic
Respirol Case Rep 2019 Feb 28;7(2):e00389. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Department of Respiratory Medicine Cork University Hospital Ireland.
A 45-year-old lady presented acutely with pleuritic chest pain, haemoptysis, and dyspnoea. Her background was significant for a 1.4 cm renal angiomyolipoma, and she was an ex-smoker without any relevant family history. Read More
Reumatologia 2018 31;56(5):307-315. Epub 2018 Oct 31.
Department of Systemic Connective Tissue Diseases, National Institute of Geriatrics, Rheumatology, and Rehabilitation, Warsaw, Poland.
Despite its misleading adjective, the most commonly used diagnostic criteria of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are applicable only after all other non-autoimmune muscle diseases have been excluded. It makes differential diagnosis the first step when approaching a patient with muscle weakness. This article is designed to list the most common conditions from which to differentiate in rheumatological care. Read More
Med Sci Monit 2018 Dec 3;24:8734-8749. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
BACKGROUND This study aimed to review the causes, presentation, and clinicopathological associations of uveitis in a single department of ophthalmology in Poland, and to compare the findings with previously published studies from other European countries. MATERIAL AND METHODS Review of local patient records between 2005-2015 identified patients diagnosed with uveitis. Data obtained included age, gender, imaging findings, and laboratory diagnostic findings. Read More
Am J Cardiol 2018 Nov 6. Epub 2018 Nov 6.
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Clinical and subclinical cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) remains diagnostically challenging as the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic modalities are limited. The Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare criteria and the Heart Rhythm Society expert consensus statement on CS are the most common guidelines used to diagnose CS. However, they are mostly based on expert opinions and lack clinical trial validation. Read More
Med Clin (Barc) 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
Unidad de Enfermedades Sistémicas, Reumatología, Hospital General de Granollers, Granollers, Barcelona, España.
Eur J Rheumatol 2018 Mar;5(1):62-64
Department of Rheumatology, Fırat University School of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey.
Swelling in the salivary glands, particularly parotid glands, is observed in approximately one third of Sjögren's syndrome patients. However, such patients should be assessed in terms of causes such as malignancies, infections, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, and other autoimmune diseases when parotid gland swelling is noted. It should be considered that the incidence of lymphoma increases in Sjögren's syndrome. Read More
Clin Nucl Med 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
An 80-year-old man with metastatic melanoma had been receiving treatment with pembrolizumab from September 2015 until June 2017. Series FDG PET/CT scans from March 7, 2017, to June 14, 2018, showed the course of biopsy-proven pembrolizumab-induced sarcoidosis. Reported here is the first case of multiorgan sarcoidosis induced by pembrolizumab and its self-resolving course on FDG PET/CT. Read More
Georgian Med News 2018 Oct(283):34-38
State Institution "National Institute of Phthisiology and Pulmonology them. F. G. Yanovsky NAMS of Ukraine ", Kiev, Ukraine.
Immunosuppressants are traditionally administered in sarcoidosis patients with contraindications for the use of glucocorticosteroids (GCS), or in those with serious adverse reactions on GCS, as well as in the cases of GCS-therapy resistance. Aim - to study the effectiveness and safety of methotrexate monotherapy in pulmonary sarcoidosis patients with either GCS contraindication or adverse reactions. We examined 33 patients with st. Read More
J Biomed Opt 2018 Dec;23(12):1-7
Technology on Photonics Applied to Cell Biology, Campinas, Brazil.
Sarcoidosis and tuberculoid leprosy (TL) are prototypes of granulomatous inflammation in dermatology, which embody one of the histopathology limitations in distinguishing some diseases. Recent advances in the use of nonlinear optical microscopy in skin have enabled techniques, such as second-harmonic generation (SHG), to become powerful tools to study the physical and biochemical properties of skin. We use SHG images to analyze the collagen network, to distinguish differences between sarcoidosis and TL granulomas. Read More
Occup Environ Med 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.
Department of Cardiologic, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.
Introduction: Clusters of silicosis cases have been reported in the fabrication of quartz conglomerate, a new high-silica-content artificial stone for kitchen and bathroom benchtops (countertops).
Aim: We describe two cases of accelerated-type silicosis with hepatic granulomas arising in workers exposed to artificial quartz conglomerates.
Methods: A confident diagnosis of multiorgan silicosis was based on high level of respirable silica in the workplace, typical radiological alterations in chest high-resolution CT, histological findings in the lung and liver, and detection of silica crystals in both tissues by phase-contrast polarising light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. Read More
Contrast Media Mol Imaging 2018 28;2018:3417190. Epub 2018 Oct 28.
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022, China.
Objective: To explore the diagnostic value of maximum standard uptake value (SUVmax) from F-FDG PET/CT images in enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes of unknown etiology.
Methods: We performed a retrospective study of patients with enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes on F-FDG PET/CT scans. SUVmax and the short axis and long axis of lymph nodes were recorded. Read More
Med Clin (Barc) 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
Servicio de Medicina Preventiva y Epidemiología, Hospital Universitario Vall d'Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, España.
Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) is a non-tuberculous mycobacterium of the Mycobacterium avium complex. Between 2013 and April 2018, more than 140 cases of severe infection have been identified, all of them in patients who had undergone cardiothoracic surgery with extracorporeal circulation. Read More
Respir Res 2018 Dec 3;19(1):236. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Division of Physiological Chemistry II, Department of Medical Biochemistry & Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, 17177, Stockholm, Sweden.
Background: Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory multi-organ disease almost always affecting the lungs. The etiology remains unknown, but the hallmark of sarcoidosis is formation of non-caseating epithelioid cells granulomas in involved organs. In Scandinavia, > 30% of sarcoidosis patients have Löfgren's syndrome (LS), an acute disease onset mostly indicating a favorable prognosis. Read More
Vestn Oftalmol 2018 ;134(5):32-38
Saint Petersburg branch of S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution, 21 Yaroslava Gasheka St., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 192283.
Eye lesion in sarcoidosis is often the first and only sign of a disorder, which suggests a possible systemic disease. Currently sarcoidosis is considered a multisystemic granulomatous disease that requires multidisciplinary approach.
Purpose: To study the prevalence and clinical aspects of sarcoidosis eyes based on the representative sample of patients diagnosed with extraocular nonspecific granulomatous disease. Read More
Vestn Oftalmol 2018 ;134(5. Vyp. 2):148-155
Research Institute of Eye Diseases, 11A Rossolimo St., Moscow, Russian Federation, 119021; I.M. Sechenov First Moscow Medical University, 8-2 Trubetskaya St., Moscow, Russian Federation, 119991.
Purpose: To analyze the condition of the lacrimal gland in patients confirmed to have sarcoidosis.
Material And Methods: The study included 46 patients (92 orbits) with verified diagnosis of systemic sarcoidosis that were examined during the period of 2009 to 2014. The age of patients ranged from 23 to 65 years and the average was 45. Read More
Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Department of Oculoplastic, Orbital, and Lacrimal Surgery, Aichi Medical University Hospital, 1-1 Yazako-Karimata, Nagakute, Aichi, 480-1195, Japan.
Purpose: To examine the clinicopathological characteristics of patients with thyroid eye disease (TED) who showed asymmetric lacrimal gland enlargement.
Methods: Sixteen patients were included in this retrospective, observational case series. The following data were collected: sex, age, laterality, past medical history, laboratory results for thyroid function and other autoimmune disorders, pathological results, other systemic lesions related to lacrimal gland pathology, and the clinical course after treatment. Read More
An Bras Dermatol 2018 Nov/Dec;93(6):902-904
Laboratory of Medical Mycology, Departamento de Microbiologia e Imunologia, Instituto de Biociências de Botucatu, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu (SP), Brazil.
Molecular studies have shown more than one species of the genus Paracoccidioides to be the causal agent of paracoccidioidomycosis. Efforts have been made to correlate the identified species with epidemiological and clinical data of patients, aiming to determine the real meaning and impact of new species. Bearing this objective in mind, the authors report a clinical case of paracoccidioidomycosis, from São Paulo state, Brazil, that manifested as uncommon sarcoid-like cutaneous lesions and was caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis sensu stricto (S1a). Read More
Clin Radiol 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hôpital Avicenne, Paris 13 University, Bobigny, France. Electronic address:
Aim: To compare combined 2-[F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG)-positron-emission tomography (PET) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) for the diagnosis and therapy monitoring of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS).
Materials And Methods: Eighty patients with sarcoidosis and a suspicion of CS who underwent PET and CMR were included retrospectively. PET was undertaken after a low-carbohydrate-high-fat diet in all patients using a combined 16-section PET/computed tomography (CT) camera. Read More
J Ophthalmic Vis Res 2018 Oct-Dec;13(4):426-432
Retinal and Inflammatory Eye Diseases, Centre for Ophthalmic Specialised Care, Teaching Centre Clinic Montchoisi, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Purpose: To compare the involvement of the retina with that of the choroid in ocular sarcoidosis (OS) using dual fluorescein angiography (FA)/indocyanine green angiography (ICGA).
Methods: A retrospective study of 23 patients with the diagnosis of OS was performed. Angiographic signs were quantified following the established FA/ICGA scoring system for uveitis. Read More
Tuberk Toraks 2018 09;66(3):272
Dr. Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
Tuberk Toraks 2018 09;66(3):271
Division of respiratory Medicine, Mito Medical Center, University of Tsukuba-Mito Kyodo General Hospital, Japan.
Tuberk Toraks 2018 Sep;66(3):212-216
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Teknik University, Trabzon, Turkey.
Introduction: Granulomatous lung disease (GLD) is caused by a wide range of conditions and it is challenge for pulmonologist. A detailed history of exposures is fundamental in GDL and has been found pivotal to reach a precise diagnosis.
Materials And Methods: Between September 2014 and December 2016, the distribution of patients diagnosed with granulomatous lymphadenitis in the mediastinal/hilar lymph nodes by endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) or mediastinoscopy was analyzed. Read More
Am J Cardiol 2018 Oct 30. Epub 2018 Oct 30.
Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart & Vascular Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:
The pathophysiology of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is heterogeneous, associated with systemic arteriopathies and inflammatory diseases, and often compounded by environmental precipitants, genetics, or stressors. However, the frequency of these associated conditions with SCAD on a population level remains unknown. Therefore, the objective of this analysis was to evaluate heterogeneous phenotypes of SCAD in the United States using data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample collected from January 1, 2004, to September 31, 2015. Read More
J Am Osteopath Assoc 2018 Dec;118(12):824-826
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous condition that has a highly variable presentation. One rare presentation of sarcoidosis is cutaneous scalp sarcoidosis. Usually scalp sarcoid presents as a scarring alopecia, but it can be nonscarring. Read More
World Neurosurg 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.
Neuropathology Section, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:
Background: Primary dural based lymphoma is a rare disease entity. It has beenhypothesized that patients with sarcoidosis are at increased risk of developing lymphoma, an association known as "sarcoidosis-lymphoma syndrome", although dural disease has been not yet reported in the literature.
Case Description: Here we report the first case of dural based lymphoma in a 60-year-old; man with a history of sarcoidosis, in keeping with sarcoidosis-lymphoma syndrome. Read More
PLoS One 2018 26;13(11):e0207959. Epub 2018 Nov 26.
Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility of quantitative analysis of chest computed tomography (CT) scans for the assessment of lymph node (LN) involvement in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and sarcoidosis.
Methods: In 47 patients with tuberculosis (n = 26) or sarcoidosis (n = 21), 115 lymph nodes (tuberculous, 55; sarcoid, 60) were visually analyzed on chest CT scans according to their size, location, attenuation and shape. Each node was manually segmented using image analysis tool, which was quantitatively analyzed using the following variables: Feret's diameter, perimeter, area, circularity, mean grey value (Mean), standard deviation (SD) of grey value, minimum grey value (Min), maximum grey value (Max), median grey value (Median), skewness, kurtosis, and net enhancement. Read More
Brain Behav 2018 Nov 25:e01177. Epub 2018 Nov 25.
Department of Neurology, Hassan II University Teaching Hospital, Fez, Morocco.
Objectives: Histologically defined as an inflammation-degeneration of limbic structures, limbic encephalitis (LE) is a rare disease and often difficult to diagnose particularly in institutions with limited access to laboratory tests such as antineuronal antibodies or HSV-PCR, and functional imaging. We aimed to describe the demographic, clinical, paraclinical, and etiological features of LE, as well as its medium-term prognosis in Moroccan patients.
Materials And Methods: We collected retrospectively all patients diagnosed with LE in the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital Hassan II of Fez (Morocco) between September 2008 and December 2016. Read More
Mitochondrion 2018 Nov 26;43:43-52. Epub 2018 Oct 26.
Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, BIOPOLIS, Larissa 41110, Greece.
Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production may lead to tissue injury associated with two respiratory disorders of unknown origin which are shared by common tissue fibrosis, IPF and sarcoidosis. Sequence analysis of 22 mt-tRNA genes and parts of their flanking genes revealed 32 and 45 mutations in 38/40 IPF and 69/85 sarcoidosis patients respectively. 4 novel mutations were identified. Read More
Respir Med 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.
Program in Lung Cell Biology and Translational Research, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, USA. Electronic address:
Background: It has been over a decade since a comprehensive study has been published that has examined sarcoidosis deaths at the national level. The purpose of this study was to analyze sarcoidosis as the underlying cause of death using current national death certificate data. Results from this project can be used to evaluate and compare trends of sarcoidosis reported deaths across the U. Read More
Am J Cardiol 2018 Oct 22. Epub 2018 Oct 22.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. Electronic address:
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been shown to be beneficial in patients with medically refractory heart failure. Although it has been found to be effective in a wide range of etiologies for nonischemic cardiomyopathy, its role in improving remodeling and survival of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) remains undefined. We performed a retrospective review of all patients at our institution with CS who underwent implantation of a CRT device from 2007 to 2017. Read More
Wien Klin Wochenschr 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.
2nd Department of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and General University Hospital in Prague, U Nemocnice 2, 12808, Prague, Czech Republic.
Dermatol Clin 2019 Jan;37(1):49-64
Dermatology Administration, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, 7th Floor, South Tower, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Electronic address:
Inflammatory granulomatous dermatitides include cutaneous sarcoidosis, necrobiosis lipoidica, granuloma annulare, and reactive granulomatous dermatitis. The etiopathogenesis of these disorders is not well understood; but the T helper 1 response mediated by interferon-gamma, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and interleukin (IL) 1, 2, and 6 and the T helper 17 response mediated by IL-17 play a role. These inflammatory granulomatous disorders often have cutaneous manifestations in addition to extracutaneous manifestations or associations with systemic diseases. Read More
J Nippon Med Sch 2018 ;85(5):291-296
Department of Allergy and Respiratory Medicine, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine.
A 69-year-old woman was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, which was not treated with corticosteroid therapy. Her levels of angiotensin converting enzyme decreased significantly over 4 years and a mass lesion was detected near the lower part of her left main bronchus, and diagnosed as small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Treatment of the SCLC with a series of chemotherapeutic agents produced excellent results. Read More
Dermatology 2018 Nov 21:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 21.
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Objectives: Potassium iodide (KI) is a medication that has been used for decades in dermatology and it is mentioned as a treatment option in all major dermatology textbooks. Yet, there is little recent information on its efficacy. In our study, we wanted to retrospectively evaluate the therapy response to KI in our patients. Read More
Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2018 Nov 20:1-11. Epub 2018 Nov 20.
a Cardiovascular Department , Università degli Studi di Trieste , Trieste , Italy.
Introduction: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is generally thought as a final common pathway of several conditions leading to the same clinical phenotype. Multiple imaging modalities play a fundamental role in recognizing the underlying pathological substrate in DCM. Areas covered: Echocardiography represents the first reliable and easily accessible diagnostic tool, allowing the identification of associated cardiac abnormalities, such as valve disease and highlighting features associated with an adverse prognosis. Read More
Clin Case Rep 2018 Nov 21;6(11):2121-2125. Epub 2018 Sep 21.
Abteilung für Neurologie Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung Wien Austria.
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a severe infectious brain disease with lethal outcome mainly seen in immunocompromised subjects. Herein, we describe a new form of PML with different outcome which was observed in patients suffering from systemic sarcoidosis. Thus, we raise the question whether preexisting sarcoidosis might predispose for or even trigger PML. Read More
Am Surg 2018 Jun;84(6):e201-e203
PLoS One 2018 19;13(11):e0206972. Epub 2018 Nov 19.
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan.
Lymphocyte profiles in mediastinal lymph nodes may reflect the immune status of patients with sarcoidosis. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is useful for the diagnosis of diseases with mediastinal lymphadenopathy including sarcoidosis. The purpose of this study was to determine lymphocyte profiles of lymph nodes in sarcoidosis by analyzing EBUS-TBNA samples. Read More
Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2018 Nov;45(11):1649-1652
Dept. of Surgery, Yamagata Prefectural Central Hospital.
A 67-year-old man was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Computed tomography(CT)revealed multiple sites of bilateral mediastinal lymph node swelling. Serum levels of soluble interleukin-2 receptor(sIL-2R)were elevated; however, serum levels of angiotensin-converting enzyme(ACE)were normal. Read More
Intern Med 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.
Department of Nephrology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University, Japan.
A 61-year-old man was diagnosed with sarcoidosis involving the lungs, eyes, parotid gland and extrathoracic lymph nodes complicated by chronic kidney injury and hypercalcemia. Kidney biopsy showed non-specific interstitial nephritis and nephrosclerosis. However, immunohistochemical staining of cell surface markers revealed a multinucleated giant macrophage surrounded by T-cells, suggesting granulomatous interstitial nephritis. Read More
J Fr Ophtalmol 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.
Department of Ophthalmology, hôpital Cochin, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, université Paris Descartes, 27, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Jacques, 75014 Paris, France.
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatosis characterized by the formation of epithelioid and giant cell granulomas without caseous necrosis. To make the diagnosis, it is necessary to prove systemic granulomatosis involving at least two organs; but in practice, a combination of clinical, paraclinical and histologic findings is used. It affects predominantly women with a bimodal age distribution: 25-29 years and 65-69 years. Read More
Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 2018 Oct 18;32(5):621-638. Epub 2018 Jun 18.
Section of Specialized Endocrinology, Division of Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Norway; Faculty of Medicine, University in Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
Parathyroid independent hypercalcemia is characterized by suppressed parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the presence of hypercalcemia. Well known causes and mechanisms are redistribution of calcium from the skeleton, by malignant diseases; inadequately increased intestinal calcium uptake mediated by increased vitamin D activity, and reduced renal elimination due to medications. Frequent and infrequent causes are discussed, and more recent mechanistic models presented in this review. Read More
Comput Biol Med 2018 Nov 12;104:81-86. Epub 2018 Nov 12.
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido, 060-8638, Japan.
Aims: The aim of this study was to determine whether deep convolutional neural network (DCNN)-based features can represent the difference between cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) and non-CS using polar maps.
Methods: A total of 85 patients (33 CS patients and 52 non-CS patients) were analyzed as our study subjects. One radiologist reviewed PET/CT images and defined the left ventricle region for the construction of polar maps. Read More
J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.
Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:
Semin Arthritis Rheum 2018 Oct 16. Epub 2018 Oct 16.
Department of Dermatology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States. Electronic address:
Background: Though anti-tumor necrosis factor agents (anti-TNFs) have been recommended as third-line therapy for sarcoidosis, an up-to-date systematic synthesis of their efficacy and safety is lacking.
Objectives: To systematically review the literature to characterize the efficacy and safety of anti-TNFs in sarcoidosis.
Settings: All countries and treatment settings were included. Read More
J Craniofac Surg 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.
Department of Oculoplastic, Orbital, and Lacrimal Surgery, Aichi Medical University Hospital.
Sarcoidosis rarely develops in the lacrimal sac. Lacrimal sac sarcoidosis may be associated with sarcoidosis-related rhinosinusitis. The anatomical and histological relationship between the lacrimal drainage system and nasal mucosa has been indicated as a predisposing factor for this concomitance. Read More
Br J Ophthalmol 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.
Department of Internal Medicine, Section Clinical Immunology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Background/aims: The diagnostic properties of conventional diagnostic tests (ACE and chest radiography) for sarcoidosis-associated uveitis are not ideal. The diagnostic value of lymphopaenia for sarcoidosis-associated uveitis is investigated.
Methods: A retrospective study of 191 consecutive patients with a first uveitis episode visiting the ophthalmology department (Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Read More
Vnitr Lek 2018 ;64(7-8):729-733
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that can affect any organ including the heart. Clinical manifestations of heart disease are seen in about 5 % of patients, but histology shows a higher rate of heart involvement by sarcoidosis. Therefore, heart sarcoidosis is underdiagnosed because of clinically non-symptomatic course in some patients or physicians simply do not think about this heart involvement. Read More
Int J Neurosci 2018 Nov 15:1-4. Epub 2018 Nov 15.
a Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine , University of Cincinnati , Cincinnati , OH , USA.
Introduction: CNS involvement in sarcoidosis is seen in 5-10% of cases. Long term treatment involves steroids and other immunomodulatory agents, including infliximab. Chronic immunosuppression can result in increased patient susceptibility to opportunistic infections. Read More