Rheumatology International

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 1407–1409

Nasopharyngeal sarcoidosis: a rare involvement

  • Safak Akin
  • Serkan Akin
  • Omer Karadag
  • Umut Kalyoncu
  • Serdar Balcı
  • Burce Ozgen
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
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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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© Springer-Verlag 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Safak Akin
    • 1
    • 5
  • Serkan Akin
    • 1
  • Omer Karadag
    • 2
  • Umut Kalyoncu
    • 2
  • Serdar Balcı
    • 3
  • Burce Ozgen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology DivisionHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of PathologyHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  5. 5.Endocrinology and Metobolism DepartmentHacettepe UniversitySihhiye, AnkaraTurkey