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Sarcoidosis

More than 130 years have passed since the first description of sarcoid lesions by Sir Jonathan Hutchinson, but the cause of this systemic granulomatous disease is still unknown. Sarcoidosis remains a somewhat mysterious disease because many patients may enter spontaneous remission but some patients are chronically affected or relapse after intervention. Advances in recent sarcoidosis researches have added new insights to our understanding of complexity of sarcoidosis as introduced in this textbook, which includes a new concept of etiology as an endogenous infection caused by hypersensitivity to indigenous bacteria, updated immunopathogenesis and genetic factors, new directions in therapy, and new diagnostic approaches with EBUS-TBNA and FDG-PET. I believe this textbook is useful not only in practice but also for future researches of sarcoidosis.

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SarcoidosisEdited by Yoshinobu Eishi

Published: March 13th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/45958

ISBN: 978-953-51-1027-9

Copyright year: 2013

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1. Propionibacterium acnes as a Cause of Sarcoidosis

By Yoshinobu Eishi

1193

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2. The Role of Type I IFN and TNF-α in the Pathogenesis of Sarcoidosis

By Mitsuteru Akahoshi

1070

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3. Genetic Factors Involved in Sarcoidosis

By Birendra P. Sah and Michael C. Iannuzzi

977

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4. Genetics of Sarcoidosis

By Nabeel Y. Hamzeh and Lisa A. Maier

1056

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5. Clinical Manifestations of Sarcoidosis

By Luis Jara-Palomares, Candela Caballero-Eraso, Cesar Gutiérrez, Alvaro Donate and Jose Antonio Rodríguez-Portal

2416

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6. Airways Disease in Sarcoidosis

By Adam S. Morgenthau

2258

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7. Physiological Manifestation in Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

By Kentaro Watanabe

1495

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8. Neurosarcoidosis

By Mohankumar Kurukumbi, Preema Mehta, Isha Misra and Jayam- Trouth Annapurni

1629

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9. Laboratory Investigations and Immunological Testing in Sarcoidosis

By Hasib Ahmadzai, Paul S. Thomas and Denis Wakefield

1388

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10. Endobronchial Ultrasound in the Diagnostic Evaluation of Sarcoidosis

By Abiramy Jeyabalan and Andrew RL Medford

1467

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11. Pathological Diagnosis with Endobronchial Ultrasonography — Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA)

By Atsushi Kitamura and Yuichi Takiguchi

1773

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12. Treatment with Methotrexate in Patients with Sarcoidosis

By Sonoko Nagai and Takateru Izumi

1035

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