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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508260/sarcoidosis-in-israel-clinical-outcome-status-organ-involvement-and-long-term-follow-up
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Natalia Markevitz, Gali Epstein Shochet, Yair Levi, Lilach Israeli-Shani, David Shitrit
PURPOSE: Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous inflammatory disease of unknown etiology with heterogeneous outcomes. This study reviewed the clinical outcome status (COS) and organ involvement of Israeli sarcoidosis patients during a five-year period. Further, we compared our results to the 'World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disease' (WASOG) COS and the 'A Case Control Etiologic Study of Sarcoidosis' (ACCESS) instruments in order to evaluate their relevance to the Israeli population...
May 15, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455816/a-case-of-sarcoidosis-with-isolated-hepatosplenic-onset-and-development-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-during-recovery-stage
#2
Moris Sangineto, Chiara Valentina Luglio, Patrizia Suppressa, Carlo Sabbà, Nicola Napoli
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. The liver biopsy showed the presence of non-caseating granulomas, suggesting sarcoidosis...
December 2017: Auto- Immunity Highlights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280650/polycystic-liver-disease-and-sarcoidosis-unusual-coexisting-etiologies-of-portal-hypertension
#3
Waseem Amjad, Sophia Jagroop, Rukma Parthvi
Both polycystic liver disease (PLD) and sarcoidosis can involve liver. Most of the time, liver disease in both conditions is asymptomatic, but they can rarely cause portal hypertension. Our aim is to report a case of a 51-year-old female with a history of adult dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and sarcoidosis who presented with multiple episodes of hematemesis. An endoscopy showed grade 3 esophageal varices. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen showed ascites with polycystic liver, nodular contour, and calcified granuloma...
January 25, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274482/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-bone-sarcoidosis
#4
Ying Zhou, Elyse E Lower, Huiping Li, Yolanda Farhey, Robert P Baughman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of bone sarcoidosis in the United States. METHODS: Patients with bone sarcoidosis were identified and matched to sarcoidosis patients based on race, gender, and age. Detailed characteristics were obtained by medical record review. RESULTS: A total of 64 patients with bone sarcoidosis were enrolled in this study. The female:male ratio was 1.46:1 and the white:black ratio was 3:1...
February 10, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070489/acute-disseminated-histoplasmosis-with-atypical-lymphocytosis-in-an-immunocompetent-host
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Ayman Elbadawi, Hamdy M A Ahmed, Hussain Adly, Mohamed A Elkhouly, Samar Abohamed, Ann R Falsey
65 year-old-male presented with a one-week history of high grade fever, fatigue and confusion which began abruptly two days after a cystoscopy procedure. Past medical history included pulmonary sarcoidosis diagnosed by mediastinal lymph biopsy, diabetes and hypertension. On admission he was febrile and confused with stable vital signs. Initial workup included negative Head CT and lumbar puncture. Blood work revealed normal metabolic and liver function tests with progressive anemia, thrombocytopenia and atypical lymphocytosis of 15-20%...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043581/common-features-of-tuberculosis-and-sarcoidosis
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Esmaeil Mortaz, Mohammad Reza Masjedi, Atefeh Abedini, Soheila Matroodi, Arda Kiani, Dina Soroush, Ian M Adcock
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. tuberculosis; they ingest and sequester the bacilli within granulomatous structures. Control and resolution of the infection requires activated T lymphocytes as well as Th1 cytokines. There are two forms of TB: active TB and latent TB...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981598/anti-tnf-%C3%AE-for-necrotizing-sarcoid-granulomatosis-of-the-liver
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Marcial Sebode, Sören Weidemann, Malte Wehmeyer, Ansgar W Lohse, Christoph Schramm
We present a case of hepatosplenic necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis, a variant form of "classical" sarcoidosis, that became clinically apparent in the form of multiple hepatic and splenic masses mimicking malignancy. Flow cytometry of intrahepatic T cells isolated from liver biopsy led to the targeted treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha, which was highly effective in inducing remission. (Hepatology 2017;65:1410-1412).
April 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861333/isolated-neurosarcoidosis-mimicking-multifocal-meningiomas-a-diagnosis-pitfall-a-case-report
#8
Kun Wang, Xiaoying He, Wei Wang, Huanjiang Niu, Yirong Wang, Xiujun Cai, Shuxu Yang
INTRODUCTION: Neurosarcoidosis accounts for approximately 5% of the sarcoidosis, which develops exclusively in the nervous system and is always difficult to diagnose. We describe a rare case of isolated neurosarcoidosis mimicking as multifocal meningiomas. A 27-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with a history of unconsciousness and convulsion 1 month ago, which was suspected as a seizure. The results showed no abnormalities in complete blood count; serum electrolytes; erythrocyte sedimentation rate and ultrasonography of the liver, pancreas, spleen, kidney and parotid gland, and so on...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795804/hepatic-sarcoidosis-a-case-series
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Rym Ennaifer, Shema Ayadi, Hayfa Romdhane, Myriam Cheikh, Houda Ben Nejma, Wassila Bougassas, Najet Bel Hadj
Sarcoidosis is a systemic non caseous granulomas disease. Liver is a common location but usually asymptomatic. Evidence based guidelines for this location treatment is lacking and the effect of corticosteroids may be inadequate. The aim of our study was to describe the clinical, biochemical, radiological and therapeutic features of seven patients with systemic sarcoidosis and liver involvement. A retrospective and descriptive monocentric study, over 3 years, including seven patients with systemic sarcoidosis and liver involvement...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721768/prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-pet-ct-false-positive-results-due-to-sarcoidosis
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Robert M Hermann, Manoutschehr Djannatian, Norbert Czech, Mirko Nitsche
We report on a 72-year-old male patient who developed sarcoidosis of the mediastinal lymph nodes, the liver, and the prostate 11 years ago. Seven years later, he underwent transurethral resection of the prostate by laser due to hematuria. Pathology of the resected chips showed a 'granulomatous prostatitis with epitheloid cells'. Malignancy was histologically excluded at that time. Four years later, he was diagnosed with an undifferentiated prostate carcinoma, with a Gleason score of 5 + 4 = 9. After initiation of antihormonal therapy, he underwent radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy, which revealed a pT3b pN1 carcinoma with infiltrated resection margins...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625459/cannon-ball-appearance-on-radiology-in-a-middle-aged-diabetic-female
#11
Ravish Kshatriya, Viral Patel, Sanjay Chaudhari, Purvesh Patel, Dhaval Prajapati, Nimit Khara, Rajiv Paliwal, Sateesh Patel
Pulmonary tuberculosis is commonly presented as cavitary lesion and infiltrations. It commonly involves upper lobe. Lower lobe involvement is less common. Various atypical presentations of tuberculosis on radiology are reported like mass, solitary nodule, multi lober involvement including lower lobes. Atypical presentations are more commo in patients with immunocompromised conditions like Diabetes Mellitus, anemia, renal failure, liver diseases, HIV infection, malignancy, patients on immunosuppressive therapy...
September 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608799/isolated-oculocutaneous-sarcoidosis-in-a-teenage-male-a-rare-case-report
#12
H K Aggarwal, D Jain, A Mittal, G Dabas
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease with multisystem involvement characterized by the presence of noncaseating granulomas. It can affect virtually every organ of the body, with lung involvement being most common occurring in >90% of patients. Other organs affected are skin, eye and liver. Skin involvement is common, affecting 25-35%. Here we present a rare case of a 15 year-old male with isolated oculocutaneous sarcoidosis without systemic involvement.
September 9, 2016: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544391/kaleidoscope-of-autoimmune-diseases-in-hiv-infection
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REVIEW
Justyna Roszkiewicz, Elzbieta Smolewska
Within the last 30 years, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has changed its status from inevitably fatal to chronic disorder with limited impact on life span. However, this breakthrough was mainly the effect of introduction of the aggressive antiviral treatment, which has led to the clinically significant increase in CD4+ cell count, resulting in fewer cases of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and improved management of opportunistic infections occurring in the course of the disease...
November 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498958/aseptic-lung-and-liver-abscesses-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Halil Yildiz, Aline Munting, Mina Komuta, Etienne Danse, Chantal Lefebvre
A 67-year-old man known with systemic sarcoidosis was admitted to the department of internal medicine because of cough and chest pain for several weeks. Thoracic tomodensitometry demonstrated multiple pulmonary nodules. Biopsies revealed features compatible with abscesses. Cultures and serologic tests were negative and the patient was successfully treated with prednisone. Three years later, a thoraco-abdominal tomodensitometry showed a relapse in the lung and also the apparition of similar lesions in the liver...
August 6, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493456/long-term-outcomes-of-liver-transplantation-for-hepatic-sarcoidosis-a-single-center-experience
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Muhammad Bilal, Sanjaya K Satapathy, Mohammad K Ismail, Jason M Vanatta
AIM: Hepatic sarcoidosis is a rare indication for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Hence, studies evaluating these patients are scarce. We present a single center experience with OLT for hepatic sarcoidosis in a case-control study. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 970 patients with OLT at our center, and 13 patients (1.3%) were identified who underwent 14 OLTs for hepatic sarcoidosis. For each case, two controls matched for etiology of liver disease, recipient age (±5 years), and duration since transplant (within 5 years) were selected...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417989/successful-treatment-of-refractory-midgut-bleeding-with-ocreotide-and-corticosteroids-in-a-dialysis-patient-with-suspected-sarcoidosis
#16
Nestor Velasco, Toufeeq Imtiaz, Amir Ali Shah, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
We present a case of severe and recurrent small-bowel bleeding, due to multiple intestinal angiodysplasias, in a female patient with chronic renal failure due to suspected sarcoidosis. Over the years, she required numerous admissions and >200 units of blood for symptomatic anaemia. However, following a small-bowel capsule endoscopy that revealed several small-bowel angiectasis, she was treated successfully with octreotide and corticosteroids. Her transfusion requirements and hospital admissions were reduced drastically...
July 14, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27342431/-latent-disseminated-tuberculosis-revealed-by-atypical-skin-ulcerations
#17
G Ferrati-Fidelin, A Pham-Ledard, A Fauconneau, A Chauvel, C Houard, M-S Doutre, M Beylot-Barry
INTRODUCTION: Cutaneous tuberculosis (CT) is rare in industrialized countries. Given the clinicopathological polymorphism and the difficulty of isolating the pathogen, diagnosis can be difficult. The condition may be associated with other known locations of the disease or in rare cases, it may be a tell-tale sign, as in our case, in which leg ulcers revealed paucisymptomatic disseminated tuberculosis. OBSERVATION: A 67-year-old man was referred for rapidly extensive ulcers of the right leg contiguous to debilitating arthritis of the knee of unknown aetiology for 18 months...
October 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27284324/isolated-sarcoidosis-of-accessory-spleen-in-the-greater-omentum-a-case-report
#18
Chaoyong Tu, Qiaomei Lin, Jingde Zhu, Chuxiao Shao, Kun Zhang, Chuan Jiang, Zhiyong Ding, Xingmu Zhou, Jiefei Tu, Wanlin Zhu, Wei Chen
Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disease of unknown origin characterized by the formation of non-caseating granulomas. Thoracic involvement is the most common presentation; however, sarcoidosis can involve almost any other organ. To the best of our knowledge there have been only 10 cases of splenic sarcoidosis reported in the English literature, with no reports of sarcoidosis of an accessory spleen. The present study reports a case of isolated sarcoidosis of an accessory spleen in the greater omentum, which was identified postoperatively in a 44-year-old female...
June 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27222055/clinical-and-radiological-features-of-extra-pulmonary-sarcoidosis-a-pictorial-essay
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REVIEW
Stefano Palmucci, Sebastiano Emanuele Torrisi, Daniele Carmelo Caltabiano, Silvia Puglisi, Viviana Lentini, Emanuele Grassedonio, Virginia Vindigni, Ester Reggio, Riccardo Giuliano, Giuseppe Micali, Rosario Caltabiano, Cosma Andreula, Pietro Valerio Foti, Giovanni Carlo Ettorre, Simon Lf Walsh, Carlo Vancheri
UNLABELLED: The aim of this manuscript is to describe radiological findings of extra-pulmonary sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is an immune-mediated systemic disease of unknown origin, characterized by non-caseating epitheliod granulomas. Ninety percent of patients show granulomas located in the lungs or in the related lymph nodes. However, lesions can affect any organ. Typical imaging features of liver and spleen sarcoidosis include visceromegaly, with multiple nodules hypodense on CT images and hypointense on T2-weighted MRI acquisitions...
August 2016: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27214311/differential-expression-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-noncoding-rna-repressor-gas5-in-autoimmune-and-inflammatory-diseases
#20
T Mayama, A K Marr, T Kino
Glucocorticoids have strong regulatory actions on the immune system and act as potent therapeutic compounds for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. We previously reported that the long noncoding RNA growth arrest-specific 5 (Gas5), which accumulates inside the cells in response to cellular starvation/growth arrest, functions as a potent repressor of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) through its RNA "glucocorticoid response element (GRE)". To evaluate potential roles of Gas5 in immune-related disorders, we examined Gas5 RNA levels in various autoimmune, inflammatory, and infectious diseases using the microarray data available in the Gene Expression Omnibus...
August 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
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