Author Archives: Magdalena Kegel

Sarcoidosis Found in Lymph Nodes of Breast Cancer Patient in Case Study

A case study of a woman, with both breast cancer and sarcoidosis in her breast lymph nodes, highlights the difficulties in distinguishing between these two conditions. The report, “Sarcoidosis imitating breast cancer metastasis: a case report and literature review,” published in the journal Cancer Biology & Medicine, also again calls attention to an apparent…

Receptor That Recognizes Infections May Trigger Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Researchers recently linked pulmonary sarcoidosis to a receptor activated during certain infections that may contribute to disease development via the release of an inflammatory factor in immune cells. The study, “Functional Toll-Like Receptor 9 Expression and CXCR3 Ligand Release in Pulmonary Sarcoidosis,” was published in the American Journal…

Cryptococcal Meningitis Often Misdiagnosed in Sarcoidosis Patients, Study Reports

Cryptococcal meningitis, a rare but life-threatening complication of sarcoidosis, is often misdiagnosed as neurosarcoidosis, delaying proper treatment and reducing a patient’s chances of complete recovery, researchers report. Investigators behind the study, “Cryptococcal meningitis complicating sarcoidosis,” published in the journal Medicine, suggest that physicians test for CSF…

Isolated Neurosarcoidosis Difficult to Diagnose, Easy to Treat

Japanese researchers described a rare case study of neurosarcoidosis affecting only the central nervous system then concluded that while the condition is easy to treat, its diagnosis is difficult. The case report, “Isolated neurosarcoidosis presenting with multiple cranial nerve palsies,“ published in the journal Surgical…