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Sarcoidosis of the lacrimal sac.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6266374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two women with acute dacryocystitis were found to have noncaseating granulomatous inflammation of the lacrimal sac and nasal mucosa. One patient had chronic uveitis and the other had skin lesions and generalized lymphadenopathy histologically compatible with sarcoidosis. The diagnosis was supported by elevation of serum levels of angiotensin-converting enzyme. To our knowledge, these are the sixth and seventh histologically confirmed cases of sarcoidosis of the lacrimal sac. They differ from previously reported cases in the absence of classic roentgenographic changes of sarcoidosis. Analysis of all reported cases suggests an association between lacrimal sac and upper respiratory tract sarcoidosis.
G J Harris; G A Williams; G P Clarke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0003-9950     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1981 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-25     Completed Date:  1981-09-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1198-201     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dacryocystitis / complications,  enzymology*,  pathology
Lymphatic Diseases / complications
Middle Aged
Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A / blood*
Sarcoidosis / complications,  enzymology*,  pathology
Skin Diseases / complications
Uveitis / complications
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