Home | About us | Editorial Board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Instructions | Online submissionContact Us   |  Subscribe   |  Advertise   |  Login  Page layout
Wide layoutNarrow layoutFull screen layout
Lung India Official publication of Indian Chest Society  
  Users Online: 1151   Home Print this page  Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
Year : 2000  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 70-73

Sarcoidosis In India - An Evaluation Of 60 Cases



Correspondence Address:
Deepak Rosha


Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Sarcoidosis is a multi-system granulomatous disorder of unknown aetiology rarely encountered in our country. A retrospective study was carried out to compare the characteristics of Indian sarcoidosis as observed at Armed forces tertiary care centres with that reported from West and other Indian studies. In this study sarcoidosis appears to occur more commonly in the affluent classes (62%), in males (83%) in the fourth and fifth decades (70%) and in North Indians (72%). Type 1 sarcoidosis was the most frequent presentation (62%). Extra thoracic conditions commonly were lymphadenopathy (30%), arthritic (18%), and ocular (15%) manifestations. Serum angiotensin converting enzyme (SACE) levels were raised in only one case (1.6%), hypercalcaemia was not seen and hyperglobulinaemia was seen only in 5% of cases. The disease was relatively benign, as 47% patients were cured and 53% were in remission with glucocorticoids.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed343    
    Printed22    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded118    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal