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Volume 31, Issue 4, December 2020




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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2020;31(4):416-20
Regression of Sarcoidosis during Pregnancy: Case Report and Review of the Literature
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Istinye University Faculty of Medicine, LIV Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, WASOG Sarcoidosis Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey

Senol Kobak

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous disease characterized by non-caseating granuloma formation. It usually involves the lung, but may also affects many organs and systems such as the musculoskeletal system, eye, skin, and heart. The data on the course of sarcoidosis during pregnancy are controversial. Generally, sarcoidosis patients do not have a decrease in fertility, and there is no increase in the incidence of congenital abnormalities or premature birth. On the other hand, sarcoidosis may progress during pregnancy. In this report, we discussed the effects of pregnancy on the disease activity in a patient with sarcoidosis.


Article Submitted: 2 May 2020; Revised Form: 4 Jun 2020; Article Accepted: 30 Jun 2020; Available Online: 28 Dec 2020

https://doi.org/10.31138/mjr.31.4.416

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©Kobak S.