Differences between patients with sarcoidosis with and without joint involvement treated for fifteen years in a third level hospital

Publication date: Available online 18 May 2019Source: Reumatología Clínica (English Edition)Author(s): Carolina Muñoz, Mauricio Restrepo-Escobar, Manuel Martínez-Muñoz, Andrés Echeverri, Javier Márquez, Luis Fernando PintoAbstractIntroductionSarcoidosis is a complex disease of unknown aetiology, with a variable course and highly different forms of presentation. Our objective was to characterize all our patients with sarcoidosis with emphasis on their clinical presentation and to establish differences between patients with sarcoidosis with and without joint involvement.MethodsWe reviewed the medical records of all patients with a diagnosis of sarcoidosis who were treated at the outpatient or inpatient services of the Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital in Medellín, Colombia, from January 2002 to April 2017.ResultsWe identified 22 patients with sarcoidosis. There were joint symptoms in 13 of them. All but one of the patients with sarcoidosis affecting the joints had concomitant skin involvement (92%), which was much less frequent in patients without joint involvement (22%) (odds ratio = 4.2; P 
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

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