Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Pulmonary Hypertension Therapies May Help Heart Conditions in Certain Sarcoidosis Patients, Study Suggests

While there no therapies approved for sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension (SAPH), pulmonary hypertension-specific therapies may help ease right heart dysfunction in a select group of patients, according to results of a large cohort study. The study, “Clinical Features and Outcomes of Patients with Sarcoidosis-associated Pulmonary Hypertension,” was published in…

Common Skin Bacteria May Trigger Granuloma Formation in Sarcoidosis, Study Suggests

Infection from the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes is found frequently and at high rates in the lymph nodes of sarcoidosis patients and may contribute to the formation of granulomas, a small study suggests. These results also provide another piece of evidence linking P. acnes bacteria to sarcoidosis. The study, “Propionibacterium acnes-derived insoluble immune…