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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…

Case Report Reveals Unusual Manifestations of Cardiac Sarcoidosis, with Potential to Help Diagnose Disease

Cardiac sarcoidosis differential diagnosis — being able to differentiate between cardiac sarcoidosis and other diseases with similar symptoms — is critical due to the progressive nature of the condition and the existence of effective treatment strategies for patients. Now, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and…

Sarcoidosis and Familial Mediterranean Fever: Cause or Coincidence?

Sarcoidosis may have several associated diseases, including arterial hypertension, thyroid disorders, diabetes, lung diseases, and obesity – and now familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), an autoinflammatory disease, according to the study “Coexistence of sarcoidosis and Familial Mediterranean Fever,” from the  journal Reumatología Clínica. In the study, researchers…

5 Sarcoidosis Cases Provide Insight on Problems Managing the Disease

The symptoms of sarcoidosis often mimic those of other disorders, leading to under- or over-diagnosis of the disease. An understanding of the clinical manifestations that may lead to sarcoidosis misdiagnosis is necessary for clinicians, according to a study of case reports. Sarcoidosis is characterized by the growth of small collections of inflammatory…

Sarcoidosis Lung Proteins Could Be Disease Biomarkers

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, reported finding eight proteins in bronchoalveolar fluid (lung washing liquid) in the largest group of patients with sarcoidosis to be studied that distinguishes people with the disease from healthy people and those with asthma. The findings presented in the report “Elevated levels of…