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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325956/rapid-onset-thoracic-myelopathy-due-to-an-epidural-sarcoid-like-lesion-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Michael A Galgano, Carlos R Goulart, Karen Chisholm, Melissa Hazen, Scellig Stone
Isolated intraspinal neurosarcoidosis is a rare clinical entity, with most reports describing intramedullary involvement in adults. We detail the case of a nine-year-old girl with rapid onset compressive myelopathy secondary to a thoracic epidural lesion. Although pathological diagnosis was challenging, a presumptive diagnosis of isolated extradural neurosarcoidosis was made in light of the patient's investigations and dramatic response to corticosteroids. Though less likely than neoplasia, rheumatologic processes such as inflammatory granulomatous disease warrant consideration in similar cases...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321436/necrotizing-sarcoid-granulomatosis-with-natural-resolution-after-a-surgical-lung-biopsy
#2
Takayuki Shibata, Koichiro Takahashi, Masaru Uchida, Fumio Yamasaki, Michihiro Kawashima, Naoko Sueoka-Aragane
Necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis (NSG) is a rare disease that is diagnosed based on pathological findings. We herein report the case of a 27-year-old man who had multiple nodular shadows in bilateral lung fields on chest radiography and elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). The pathological evaluation of a lung biopsy specimen showed the infiltration of lymphocytes, granulomas with necrosis and granulomatous angiitis. He was therefore diagnosed with NSG. He has been followed without treatment, as his fever and CRP levels decreased immediately after the surgical lung biopsy...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314333/programmed-cell-death-1-blockade-induced-cutaneous-sarcoid-like-epithelioid-granulomas-in-advanced-melanoma-a-case-report
#3
T Ogawa, Y Ishitsuka, K Iwamoto, H Koguchi-Yoshioka, R Tanaka, R Watanabe, Y Fujisawa, M Fujimoto
Sarcoidosis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology that is characterized by the formation of noncaseating granuloma in affected organs, most commonly the lung.1 In pulmonary sarcoidosis patients, the T helper 1 (Th1) cytokine profile of CD4+ as well as CD8+ T cells was demonstrated in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid.2 However, there has been no detailed description of a lymphocyte profile in cutaneous sarcoid-like epithelioid granulomas. Here, we report a case of sarcoid-like epithelioid granulomas induced by nivolumab in a patient with advanced melanoma and we performed functional lymphocyte analysis of the granuloma lesions...
January 5, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300520/pembrolizumab-related-sarcoid-like-reaction-presenting-as-reactivation-of-quiescent-scars
#4
Mary Clare McKenna, Kevin Molloy, Stephen Crowther, John Feeney, Amy Gillis, Maureen Connolly, Fergal Kelleher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277461/intra-cranial-granulomatous-disease-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Catherine E Najem, Jason Springer, Richard Prayson, Daniel A Culver, James Fernandez, Jinny Tavee, Rula A Hajj-Ali
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is typically characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia and often but not always recurrent infections. Paradoxically, 8-22% of patients with CVID develop granulomatous disease. Granulomata have been described in many organs including the lungs, skin, liver, spleen, kidneys, eyes, lymph nodes, and intestines. Data about central nervous system (CNS) involvement in CVID are extremely rare. We aim to describe a case series and include an extensive literature review of CNS involvement in CVID to understand the different features and patterns of the disease...
October 20, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274117/sarcoid-like-granulomatosis-in-a-patient-receiving-anti-tnf%C3%AE-for-psoriasis
#6
Vasiliki Leventaki, Jamie Flerlage
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260748/-necrotizing-sarcoid-granulomatosis-with-clinical-presentations-of-recurrent-acute-abdomen-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
V I Vasilyev, S G Palshina, B D Chaltsev, S G Radenska-Lopovok, T N Safonova
The authors have described the world's first case of necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis (NSG) in a 22-year-old woman with the clinical presentations of acute abdomen, which are associated with abdominal lymph nodal infiltration and necrosis, obvious constitutional disturbances (fever, nocturnal sweats, and significant weight loss), high inflammatory activity (anemia, leukocytosis, high erythrocyte sedimentation rates and C-reactive protein levels), the gradual appearance of splenic and hepatic necrotic foci, and infiltration into the lung and lacrimal glands with the development of unilateral uveitis...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245138/cardiac-sarcoidosis-presenting-as-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-dysplasia-with-ventricular-aneurysms-a-case-report
#8
Marija Petrovic, L Maximilian Buja, Biswajit Kar, Jure Colnaric, Sarita Damaraju, Bihong Zhao, Bindu Akkanti, Milan Radovanovic, Rajko Radovancevic, Pranav Loyalka, Igor D Gregoric
A 70-year old Caucasian man with recurrent ventricular tachycardia and progressive biventricular failure attributed to arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia was evaluated for heart transplantation. Cardiac ventriculography revealed an abnormal left ventricle with five saccular aneurysms. Heart transplantation was performed. Pathology of the explanted heart showed multifocal sarcoid granulomas. Replacement fibrosis was widespread in both ventricles and associated with saccular aneurysms. No genetic basis was identified...
November 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231290/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-performance-of-somatostatin-receptor-positron-emission-tomography-in-cardiac-sarcoidosis
#9
Carmen Pizarro, Folke Kluenker, Darius Dabir, Daniel Thomas, Florian C Gaertner, Markus Essler, Christian Grohé, Georg Nickenig, Dirk Skowasch
AIMS: Cardiac affection constitutes a major limiting condition in systemic sarcoidosis. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the persistence rate of cardiac sarcoid involvement by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis (CS). Moreover, we examined the additional insights into myocardial damage's characteristics gained by somatostatin receptor scintigraphy. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a pilot study, we had previously identified cardiac involvement-diagnosed by CMR imaging-to be present in 29 of 188 patients (15...
December 12, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225104/evaluation-of-qt-dispersion-and-t-peak-to-t-end-interval-in-patients-with-early-stage-sarcoidosis
#10
Hacı Ahmet Kasapkara, Ayşegül Şentürk, Emine Bilen, Hüseyin Ayhan, Bilge Duran Karaduman, Zeynep Şeyma Turinay, Murat Can Güney, Tahir Durmaz, Telat Keleş, Engin Bozkurt
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Sarcoidosis increases inhomogeneity in ventricular repolarization due to the presence of sarcoid granuloma, which significantly correlates with ventricular fibrillation. Various studies have suggested that the interval from the peak to the end of the electrocardiographic T wave (T-peak to T-end [Tpe] interval) may correspond to the transmural dispersion of repolarization and that increased Tpe interval and Tpe/QT ratio are associated with malignant ventricular arrhythmias...
December 7, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224303/-atypical-computed-tomography-manifestations-of-thoracic-sarcoidosis
#11
J Ma, Y C Wang, X W Sun, C Y Sun
Objective: This study evaluated the atypical computed tomography (CT) manifestations of thoracic sarcoidosis. Methods: Medical data of 190 patients with thoracic sarcoidosis were retrospectively reviewed. Results: The atypical CT manifestations of thoracic sarcoidosis observed were unilateral hilar lymphadenopathy with or without mediastinal lymphadenopathy(n=12, 6.3%), mediastinal lymphadenopathy without hilar lymphadenopathy(n=9, 4.7%), patchy consolidation (n=23, 12.1%), sarcoid galaxy sign (n=22, 11.6%), reversed halo sign (n=1, 0...
December 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166635/the-protean-neuropsychiatric-and-vestibuloauditory-manifestations-of-neurosarcoidosis
#12
Jacqueline J Greene, Ilka C Naumann, Janet M Poulik, Kevin T Nella, Lindsay Weberling, Jeffrey P Harris, Akihiro J Matsuoka
BACKGROUND: A rare subset of sarcoidosis, neurosarcoidosis, is reported to occur in 5-7% of sarcoid patients and can manifest in a variety of ways. The most common are facial paralysis and optic neuritis, less commonly causing cochleovestibulopathy, blindness, anosmia, and other cranial nerve (CN) palsies. The sensory deficit may be severe and psychiatric symptoms may result from the effects of the disease or steroid treatment. Although MRI-compatible cochlear implants are now available, concerns about the feasibility of recoverable hearing with cochlear implantation in these patients as well as the practical difficulty of disease monitoring due to implant artifact must be considered...
November 23, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159027/a-case-of-paracoccidioidomycosis-due-to-paracoccidioides-lutzii-presenting-sarcoid-like-form
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Luiza Sarmento Tatagiba, Luana Bridi Pivatto, Álvaro A Faccini-Martínez, Paulo Mendes Peçanha, Tânia Regina Grão Velloso, Sarah Santos Gonçalves, Anderson Messias Rodrigues, Zoilo Pires Camargo, Aloísio Falqueto
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a fungal disease caused by Paracoccidioides spp., which can cause a systemic granulomatous infection with tegumentary and visceral involvement. Sarcoid-like skin lesions are uncommon and can be misdiagnosed due to similarities with other granulomatous diseases. We report a case of a women presenting with erythematous infiltrated plaques on her face that was treated for leprosy and rosacea with no response and was later diagnosed with PCM, presenting positive serology for Paracoccidioides lutzii...
March 2018: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146061/sarcoid-like-granulomas-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-the-houston-methodist-hospital-experience
#14
Komal Arora, Mukul K Divatia, Luan Truong, Steven S Shen, Alberto G Ayala, Jae Y Ro
Sarcoid-like (SL) granulomas have been previously described in association with malignant tumors. These granulomas appear to be tumor-related but are not indicative of systemic sarcoidosis, and hence are referred to as SL reactions. These SL reactions can be seen within the primary tumor, its vicinity, or in uninvolved sites such as the spleen, bone marrow, skin, and/or regional lymph nodes draining the tumor. It is a widely held view that SL granulomas are caused by soluble antigenic factors, shed by tumor cells or released due to tumor necrosis...
December 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123243/immunohistochemical-detection-of-propionibacterium-acnes-in-the-retinal-granulomas-in-patients-with-ocular-sarcoidosis
#15
Kenji Nagata, Yoshinobu Eishi, Keisuke Uchida, Kazuhito Yoneda, Hiroki Hatanaka, Toru Yasuhara, Maho Nagata, Chie Sotozono, Shigeru Kinoshita
The etiology of sarcoidosis is still obscure; however, Mycobacteria and Propionibacterium acnes are considered the most implicated etiological agent for sarcoidosis. To investigate whether P. acnes is an etiological agent for sarcoid uveitis, we analyzed the frequency of P. acnes detected within the biopsied retinas from patients with ocular sarcoidosis by immunohistochemistry with a P. acnes-specific monoclonal antibody (PAB antibody). Eleven patients (12 eyes) with sarcoid uveitis were enrolled in this study...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121149/sarcoid-bayes-and-the-challenges-of-laboratory-testing-for-uveitis
#16
Russell N Van Gelder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097077/severe-myocardial-fibrosis-after-sarcoid-inflammation
#17
Mario Sutil-Vega, Daniel Romeu Vilar, Eulàlia Roig
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 30, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068911/acquired-vitelliform-lesions-that-respond-to-immune-suppression-in-a-patient-with-sarcoidosis
#18
Hans B Heymann, Lee M Jampol
PURPOSE: To describe a patient with sarcoid uveitis who developed bilateral vitelliform lesions with subretinal fluid that responded to immune suppression on three occasions. METHODS: Chart review was performed on a single patient to collect all relevant clinical information and diagnostic imaging. RESULTS: A case of sarcoidosis with acquired vitelliform lesions is described. CONCLUSION: Patients with ocular sarcoidosis can rarely develop vitelliform lesions...
October 24, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037464/-ocular-sarcoidosis-what-the-internist-should-know
#19
P Sève, L Kodjikian, Y Jamilloux
Sarcoidosis is one of the leading causes of inflammatory eye disease. Any part of the eye and its adnexal tissues can be involved. Uveitis and optic neuropathy are the main manifestations, which the internists face. This review reports the state of knowledge for these two ocular involvements and proposes an assessment-algorithm for sarcoidosis in patients with suspected sarcoid uveitis. Two groups of patients with sarcoid uveitis can be distinguished: one young and multiethnic group in which ophthalmological findings are various and another group of elderly Caucasian women with mostly chronic posterior uveitis...
October 13, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024572/radiological-manifestations-of-immune-related-adverse-effects-observed-in-patients-with-melanoma-undergoing-immunotherapy
#20
Parveen Sidhu, Alexander M Menzies, Georgina Long, Matteo Carlino, Shirleen Lorens, Rony Kapoor
Immunotherapy drugs work by stimulating the patient's own immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells. This subclass of drugs is increasingly administered to patients with advanced melanoma. They are also commonly incorporated into other cancer therapies such as non-small cell lung cancer, renal cancer, head and neck cancers and Hodgkin lymphoma. The most commonly administered immunotherapeutic agents in the treatment of melanoma include programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitors, cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) inhibitors and a subclass of cytokines...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
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