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Sarcoidosis presenting as massive splenic infarction.
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PMID:  22953152     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown aetiology. Granulomatous inflammation involving the spleen is common and associated with splenomegaly. However, massive splenomegaly is a rare occurrence. Infrequently massive splenomegaly can result in splenic infarction. Massive splenic infarction in sarcoidosis has, to our knowledge, not been previously reported. We present a case of a woman presenting with massive splenic infarction and sarcoidosis confirmed by granulomatous inflammation of the liver.
Authors:
Ishita Patel; Mediola Ismajli; Alan Steuer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in rheumatology     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-6897     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-06     Completed Date:  2012-09-06     Revised Date:  2013-04-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101585353     Medline TA:  Case Rep Rheumatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  834758     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Rheumatology Department, Wexham Park Hospital, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Wexham, Slough, Berkshire SL2 4HL, UK.
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