Sarcoidosis and sacroiliitis, a case report.
Summary of "Sarcoidosis and sacroiliitis, a case report."
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder of unknown etiology characterized by the presence of non-caseating granulomas in the organs affected. Sarcoid arthropathy is a rare manifestation, and sacroiliitis is an unusual first manifestation of the disorder.
Internal Medicine Department, Rio Hortega University Hospital, C/Dulzaina 2, 47012, Valladolid, Spain, email@example.com.
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Name: Rheumatology international
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21881987
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00296-011-2100-y
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Inflammation of the SACROILIAC JOINT. It is characterized by lower back pain, especially upon walking, fever, UVEITIS; PSORIASIS; and decreased range of motion. Many factors are associated with and cause sacroiliitis including infection; injury to spine, lower back, and pelvis; DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS; and pregnancy.
Sarcoidosis affecting predominantly the lungs, the site most frequently involved and most commonly causing morbidity and mortality in sarcoidosis. Pulmonary sarcoidosis is characterized by sharply circumscribed granulomas in the alveolar, bronchial, and vascular walls, composed of tightly packed cells derived from the mononuclear phagocyte system. The clinical symptoms when present are dyspnea upon exertion, nonproductive cough, and wheezing. (Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p431)
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
A manifestation of sarcoidosis marked by chronic inflammation of the parotid gland and the uvea.
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