Clinical features and prognostic significance of splenic involvement in sarcoidosis


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Tetikkurt C., Yanardag H. , Pehlivan M., Bilir M.

MONALDI ARCHIVES FOR CHEST DISEASE, vol.87, no.3, pp.135-139, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4081/monaldi.2017.893
  • Title of Journal : MONALDI ARCHIVES FOR CHEST DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-139

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by noncasefied granulomas in various organs. Incidence of splenic disease is variable and is reported to occur in 6.7 to 77 percent of the patients. Firm data establishing the clinical features and the association of splenic involvement with prognosis in sarcoidosis is scant. The aim of our study was to investigate the clinical features and the consequence of splenic involvement on the prognostic outcome of sarcoidosis patients.