Sarcoidosis: Lung Biopsy in Certain Cases May Help Control Complications

It is important to perform a lung biopsy when a change in chest X-ray is seen during pulmonary sarcoidosis monitoring, according to research conducted by Japanese scientists. This way, the rare possibility of complication with multicentric Castleman’s disease (MCD) can be ruled out or in the rare case it is diagnosed, appropriate treatment can be given to the patient.

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,…

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Linked to Sarcoidosis, a Statistical Study Shows

The study “Immunological Evidence for the Role of Mycobacteria in Sarcoidosis: A Meta-Analysis,” published recently in PLOS One, links some patients with sarcoidosis to the development of the disease and the presence of mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes tuberculosis. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the second leading cause of death by infectious disease, preceded only…