Echogenic lymph nodes in the differential diagnosis of pediatric sarcoidosis
We present a delayed diagnosis of sarcoidosis in an 11-year-old girl by demonstrating ultrasonographic imaging findings of granulomatous cervical and abdominal lymph node involvement. Pulmonary interstitial fibrosis in addition to multi-compartmental enlarged echogenic lymph nodes could be considered sarcoidosis. Punctate echogenic foci in the cervical lymph nodes should be considered in the differential diagnosis of sarcoidosis.
Conclusion. 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging is a noninvasive imaging technique that can be crucial in the diagnosis of sarcoidosis of the spinal cord and help avoid unnecessary procedures. Level of Evidence: 4
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and LeukemiaAuthor(s): R. Ramanan, T. Fancourt, S. Berlangieri, A. Grigg
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, but I don't currently have symptoms. What causes sarcoidosis? Could it go away on its own? What should I be on the lookout for as far as symptoms that may develop? ANSWER: Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by the formation of tiny collections of inflammatory [...]
ConclusionsGiven the clear advantages of cervical diagnosis in terms of invasiveness and economy compared to mediastinal alternatives, it is suggested that where the expertise for core biopsy of normal sized cervical lymph nodes is readily available, the technique may be considered as a first line investigation for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis.
Publication date: Available online 11 October 2019Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Jonathan Franco, Xavier CorbellaAbstractObjectives: Just a few series of Löfgren’s syndrome have been reported. Our aim was to describe the epidemiology and clinical profile of sarcoidosis patients presenting with Löfgren’s syndrome vs. non-Löfgren’s syndrome.Methods: Retrospective cohort study of 691 consecutive patients with sarcoidosis diagnosed at the Bellvitge University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain, between 1976 and 2018.Results: 309 patients (44.7%) were diagnosed with Löfgre...
ConclusionsMyocardial perfusion was recovered by steroid therapy in 61% and preserved in 8% of patients. Myocardial perfusion recovery after steroid therapy was significantly associated with a low incidence of MACE.
Immune checkpoint inhibitor-related pneumonitis (ICI-P) during cancer treatment is rarely observed (
Conclusion: This study is the largest to date analyzing the potential influence of neighborhood deprivation on ADs. Our results indicate that neighborhood deprivation may affect risk of ADs, independent of individual level sociodemographic characteristics. For health care policies, both individual and neighborhood level approaches seem to be of importance.
JCS 2016 Guideline on Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiac Sarcoidosis - Digest Version. Circ J. 2019 Oct 09;: Authors: Terasaki F, Azuma A, Anzai T, Ishizaka N, Ishida Y, Isobe M, Inomata T, Ishibashi-Ueda H, Eishi Y, Kitakaze M, Kusano K, Sakata Y, Shijubo N, Tsuchida A, Tsutsui H, Nakajima T, Nakatani S, Horii T, Yazaki Y, Yamaguchi E, Yamaguchi T, Ide T, Okamura H, Kato Y, Goya M, Sakakibara M, Soejima K, Nagai T, Nakamura H, Noda T, Hasegawa T, Morita H, Ohe T, Kihara Y, Saito Y, Sugiyama Y, Morimoto SI, Yamashina A, Japanese Circulation Society Joint Working Group PMID: 31597819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]