Age at Onset of Sarcoidosis Among Gender Differences Seen in Patients

Women  tend to develop sarcoidosis at older ages than men, and they’re more likely to experience eye inflammation (uveitis) and cutaneous involvement as well,  according to a retrospective study of sex differences in this disease, conducted on people diagnosed between 1976 and 2013. Men, however, are more likely pulmonary symptoms related to sarcoidosis. The study, “Influence of Gender on Epidemiology and…

Inflammation in Sarcoidosis Can Be Related to Different Molecular Profile, Study Suggests

A new study suggests that sarcoidosis patients have different expression levels of certain RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) compared to healthy individuals, and that this difference is associated with the development of the disease. The study, “Expression Profile of Six RNA-Binding Proteins in Pulmonary Sarcoidosis,” was published in the journal PLoS One by researchers from the Czech Republic’s Palacky University and Sweden’s Karolinska…

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Sarcoidosis Patient Successfully Treated with Rituxan, CellCept Combo

Patients with sarcoidosis may develop a condition known as autoimmune hemolytic anemia, in which the red blood cells are prematurely destroyed by the immune system. Although this is not well documented, researchers at Warwick Hospital in England have reported the case of a patient who exhibited both illnesses. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Sarcoidosis Patient Successfully…

Pulsed Dye Laser Therapy May Lead to Skin Sarcoidosis in Existing Scars, Case Study Finds

When skin sarcoidosis is associated with pre-existing scars, it is called scar sarcoidosis. In a recent study, researchers at the Chungnam National University School of Medicine in Korea reported the case of a patient who developed scar sarcoidosis following pulsed dye laser treatment for a pre-existing scar. The study, “Scar Sarcoidosis Induced by Pulsed Dye Laser…