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Original Article
A Prospective Review of the Results of Patients Treated and Followed up for a Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis
1 Department of Chest Diseases, Dörtyol State Hospital, Hatay, Turkey  
2 Department of Chest Diseases, İskenderun State Hospital, Hatay, Turkey  
Turk Thorac J 2018; 19: 1-6
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2017.17028
Key Words: Sarcoidosis, treated, diagnosis

OBJECTIVES: The present study reports the treatment and follow-up results of patients prospectively diagnosed and treated in a public hospital.


MATERIAL AND METHODS: The present study reports the prospective follow-up data of 21 sarcoidosis cases followed up and treated in the Department of Chest Diseases of Dörtyol State Hospital from January 2010 to December 2014


RESULTS: The 21 cases had a mean age of 44±10 years and a mean follow-up period of 38±13 months. While 10 cases were given steroid treatment, 11 cases were radiologically followed up. Besides pulmonary involvement, skin findings were detected in 7 cases and ophthalmologic findings were detected in 3 cases. In the treatment group, regression was observed in the radiographic findings of 6 cases, while no radiologically significant changes were seen in 4 cases. In the follow-up group, regression was observed in the radiographic findings of 9 cases, while no significant changes were seen in mediastinal LAPs of 2 cases. At the end of the treatment, it was found that 1 case developed steroid-induced myopathy, 1 case developed fungus ball of the sequelae, 1 case had loss of vision secondary to posterior uveitis, and 1 case had a risk of steroid-induced osteoporosis.


CONCLUSION: Choice of treatment procedure based on the stage and clinical results of the patient is still the most effective method in sarcoidosis treatment.


Cite this article as: Özdemir L, Özdemir B. A prospective review of the results of patients treated and followed up for a diagnosis of sarcoidosis. Turk Thorac J 2018; 19: 1-6

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