Author Archives: Inês Martins PhD

Sarcoidosis Patients Seen to Altered Metabolites and Gut Microbiota in Study

Sarcoidosis patients appear to have unusual energy production and transmethylation of proteins, as well as an abnormal gut microbiota, according to researchers at Wayne State University School of Medicine and colleagues, who compared the metabolites found in sarcoidosis patients with those of healthy people. The study, “Metabolomics connects aberrant bioenergetic, transmethylation,…

In Rare Cases, Sarcoidosis Patients May Develop Psoriasis-like Plaques in Existing Lesions, Report Shows

Psoriasiform lesions are a rare but established manifestation of sarcoidosis, in which psoriasis plaques are formed within sarcoidosis skin lesions. In a recent study, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and the University of Miami in Florida presented a case report of a patient with psoriasiform sarcoidosis, and discussed the…

Relief Therapeutics to Acquire FirstString, Move Sarcoidosis and Diabetes Therapies into Phase 3 Trials

Relief Therapeutics, readying for a pivotal clinical trial of a sarcoidosis treatment, announced that it is acquiring FirstString Research in an all-stock transaction that will add an advanced clinical stage product, Granexin, a potential treatment for diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers, to its drug portfolio. Relief will  also acquire FirstString’s pipeline…

Skin Sarcoidosis Appears Linked to HPV Infection in Case Study

Verrucous sarcoidosis, a rare form of skin sarcoidosis, may be associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, researchers in Fort Lauterdale, Florida, and colleagues document for the first time in a case study. Their study, “Verrucous sarcoidosis associated with human papillomavirus infection: A case report,” published in…

Ground Glass Opacity a Rare Manifestation of Sarcoidosis, According to Chinese Study

Sarcoidosis is often detected through the identification of specific characteristics on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT). But some rare manifestations of the disease may easily lead to misdiagnosis for other conditions. Researchers at the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University in China recently presented the case of a patient who exhibited an…

Sarcoidosis May Cause Adrenal Gland Insufficiency: a Case Report

Researchers at the Asahi General Hospital in Japan reported a case in which sarcoidosis caused Addison’s disease to develop, which may shed some light on this rare sarcoidosis manifestation. Their study, “Sarcoidosis Presenting Addison’s Disease,” was published in the journal Internal Medicine. Sarcoidosis is a multi-organ system…