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25 November 2019 : Case report  USA

Venous Thromboembolism and Sarcoidosis: A Case Report

Unusual clinical course

Talal M. Arab1ABDEF, Eva R. Decter2BEF, Tofura Ullah3EF, Craig A. Thurm1ABDEF*

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.918346

Am J Case Rep 2019; 20:1745-1749

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Several studies have described an increased incidence of venous thromboembolism in inflammatory conditions such as sarcoidosis.

CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 27-year-old African-American man who developed sarcoidosis with pulmonary involvement after 4 years of unexplained thromboembolism.

CONCLUSIONS: This report discusses the relationship between sarcoidosis and venous thromboembolism. Our case raises questions about this relationship. Can sarcoidosis lead to an inflammatory and prothrombotic state prior to the development of other manifestations?

Keywords: sarcoidosis, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary, venous thromboembolism, Venous Thrombosis, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Cough, Diagnosis, Differential, Dyspnea, Factor Xa Inhibitors, Prednisone, Rivaroxaban, Tomography Scanners, X-Ray Computed

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