Rheumatology International

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 1407–1409

Nasopharyngeal sarcoidosis: a rare involvement

Authors

    • Department of Internal MedicineHacettepe University
    • Endocrinology and Metobolism DepartmentHacettepe University
  • Serkan Akin
    • Department of Internal MedicineHacettepe University
  • Omer Karadag
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology DivisionHacettepe University
  • Umut Kalyoncu
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology DivisionHacettepe University
  • Serdar Balcı
    • Department of PathologyHacettepe University
  • Burce Ozgen
    • Department of RadiologyHacettepe University
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s00296-011-1866-2

Cite this article as:
Akin, S., Akin, S., Karadag, O. et al. Rheumatol Int (2012) 32: 1407. doi:10.1007/s00296-011-1866-2

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a chronic, multisystemic, non-caseating granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Nasopharyngeal involvement is very rare in sarcoidosis. The objective of this report was to evaluate a rare involvement of sarcoidosis. This report includes a case of nasopharyngeal sarcoidosis. A 51-year-old female with nasopharyngeal sarcoidosis was treated as sarcoidosis, and she was better. Nasopharyngeal involvement is very rare in sarcoidosis but it must be kept in mind.

Keywords

Nasopharyngeal sarcoidosisNasopharyngeal lesionNasopharynxSarcoidosis

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