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Vol. 69, No. 5, 2002
Issue release date: September – October
Section title: Case Report
Respiration 2002;69:468–470
(DOI:10.1159/000064013)

Necrotizing Sarcoid Granulomatosis Presenting with Elevated Serum Soluble Interleukin-2 Receptor Levels

Harada T.a · Amano T.a · Takahashi A.a · Furuya J.a · Yamaguchi E.a · Kaji M.b · Morikawa T.b · Itoh T.c · Shimizu M.c · Nishimura M.a
aFirst Department of Medicine, bSecond Department of Surgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, and cDepartment of Surgical Pathology, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: February 04, 2001
Accepted: August 07, 2001
Published online: September 09, 2002
Issue release date: September – October

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0025-7931 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0356 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/RES

Abstract

A 52-year-old woman presented with a one-week history of low-grade fever and dyspnea. A CT scan showed multiple pulmonary nodules with cavitation, as well as bilateral pleural thickenings with effusions. A specimen resected by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery showed multiple confluent granulomas with central necrosis and granulomatous vasculitis. These findings were consistent with necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis. An elevated serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor level became normal following clinical and radiological improvement. This indicates that the serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor can be a useful marker for the clinical management of necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: February 04, 2001
Accepted: August 07, 2001
Published online: September 09, 2002
Issue release date: September – October

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0025-7931 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0356 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/RES


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