Sarcoidosis and opportunistic infections

Ruxana T. Sadikot, Phillip Doré, Anthony G. Arnold

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Two patients receiving steroid therapy for sarcoidosis had a potentially fatal opportunistic infection that was difficult to differentiate from the underlying illness, but was successfully treated after the diagnosis was made. The effects of sarcoidosis on the immune system and the additional effects of steroid therapy on cell-mediated immunity seem to be of real clinical significance, rather than being of theoretical interest alone, because of the risk of infection with intracellular infecting organisms, even if such infections occur relatively infrequently.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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