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Familial sarcoidosis in Taiwan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17588845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology and is uncommon in Taiwan. No cases of familial sarcoidosis have been reported in Taiwan. In this article, we report a mother and son pair who had sarcoidosis. The 56-year-old mother sought medical help for chronic cough for 3 months in 1993. Enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes were demonstrated on chest computed tomography. Besides, two small erythematous papules on her face were observed. Mediastinoscopic biopsy and skin biopsy showed non-caseating granulomatous inflammation. Sarcoidosis was thus diagnosed. The human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-typing of the patient was HLA-A2, A11, B35, B39, CW4, CW7, DR8 and DQ6. Eleven years later, her son was also diagnosed with sarcoidosis proved by mediastinoscopic biopsy. His HLA-typing was HLA-A2, A24, B39, B48, CW7, CW8, DR8 and DQ6. This is the first report of familial sarcoidosis in Chinese people. More cases are needed for further investigation of genetic predisposition among Chinese people.
Reury-Perng Perng; Kun-Ta Chou; Hsi Chu; Yu-Mei Chung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0929-6646     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Formos. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-25     Completed Date:  2007-08-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214933     Medline TA:  J Formos Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  499-503     Citation Subset:  IM    
Chest Department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Lymph Nodes / pathology
Middle Aged
Sarcoidosis / genetics*,  pathology

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