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Soluble Interleukin 2 Receptor IDs Sarcoidosis in Uveitis

sIL - 2R has slightly better diagnostic value than ACE for sarcoidosis in patients with uveitis
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Neurosarcoidosis is an elusive diagnosis and can cause hearing loss and psychiatric symptoms. Cochlear implantation for patients with severe hearing loss should be considered once the diagnosis is confirmed, as it is possible to achieve a successful level of hearing. Psychiatric symptoms can manifest with the onset of neurosarcoidosis, result from CN deficits, or develop as a side effect from long-term, high-dose corticosteroids, and should be monitored carefully in patients with neurosarcoidosis.Audiol Neurotol 2017;22:205-217
Source: Audiology and Neurotology - Category: Audiology Source Type: research
Authors: Tanaka Y, Taima K, Tanaka H, Itoga M, Ishioka Y, Shiratori T, Tsuchiya J, Sakamoto H, Takanashi S, Tasaka S Abstract Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory granulomatous disease that is systemic, but bone involvement is uncommon. A 68-year-old man was referred to our hospital complaining of right shoulder pain with numbness. Computed tomography revealed systemic lymphadenopathy and multiple bone lesions. Because malignant lymphoma with a mass lesion protruding into the vertebral canal was considered, he underwent urgent radiotherapy. Thereafter, a needle biopsy of the left parasternal node was performed and showed...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Authors: Oka S, Umetani K, Harama T, Shimizu T, Makino A, Sano K, Nakamura M Abstract A 77-year-old Japanese woman presented with asymptomatic abdominal lymphadenopathy. Soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL2R) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) levels were elevated, and a pathological examination of lymph-node biopsies revealed non-caseating granulomas, which was consistent with sarcoidosis. Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography did not show a clear accumulation in the mediastinal lymph-nodes or heart. Five months later, she presented with acute progressive heart failure that was refractory to convent...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Ann Saudi Med 2009; 29(6): 485-486PMID: 19847090 DOI: 10.4103/0256-4947.57175
Source: Annals of Saudi Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: ISSUE 6 Source Type: research
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Sarcoidosis is prevalent worldwide with significant heterogeneity across different ethnic groups. We aimed To describe the clinical characteristics and computed tomography findings among Arab patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis. METHODS: A retrospective study of patient demographics, symptoms, co-morbid illness, sarcoidosis stage, treatment, pulmonary function and CT results. RESULTS: Of 104 patients, most (77%) were 40 years of age or older at diagnosis, and females in this category (≥40 years ) significantly outnumbered male patients (69/104 (66.3%) vs. 35/104 (33.7%),P=.003). The m...
Source: Annals of Saudi Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: ISSUE 6 Source Type: research
Sarcoidosis remains an enigmatic disease. Its cause is unknown, the indications for treatment are often unclear, and its natural history is variable. An additional important enigmatic issue that has hampered clinical sarcoidosis research is the failure to develop reliable and universally accepted clinical endpoints.
Source: Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Fatigue is a major and disabling problem in sarcoidosis. Knowledge concerning correlates of the development of fatigue and possible interrelationships is lacking.
Source: Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Uveitis Tuberculous;   Uveitis Sarcoid Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Analysis of aqueous humor and plasma samples Sponsor:   Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Darwiche K, Özkan F, Wolters C, Eisenmann S Abstract Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) with the two modalities curved and radial EBUS significantly improved the diagnostics in several pulmonary diseases. The examination and staging of mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes in patients with known or suspected lung malignancy as well as the evaluation of unknown pulmonary or mediastinal lesions can be achieved with minimal invasive means when using EBUS. More invasive surgical procedures for diagnostic purposes can be omitted. The diagnostic yield also increases when EBUS is applied in sarcoidosis or mediast...
Source: Pneumologie - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Recurrent parotiditis in children is an uncommon condition. The onset of parotid swelling at 5 years or over deserves screening for disimmune disorders, sarcoidosis, or Sjögren syndrome. Diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome is based on diagnostic criteria. PMID: 29158045 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archives de Pediatrie - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Arch Pediatr Source Type: research
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