Pulmonary Thoracic Medicine

An Atlas of Sarcoidosis by Violeta Mihailovic-Vucinic

By Violeta Mihailovic-Vucinic

Sarcoidosis is a posh multisytem ailment. Shortness of breath (dyspnea) and a cough that may not depart could be one of the first signs of sarcoidosis, yet sarcoidosis may also appear all at once with the looks of epidermis rashes and different dermatoses. An Atlas of Sarcoidosis: Pathogenesis, prognosis and medical beneficial properties combines illustrations and medical pictures of the authors? large practices, in order that readers have exceptional entry to a accomplished selection of sarcoidosis photographs. The atlas is designed to enrich and supply a visible complement to already current texts on sarcoidosis. each one organ involvement is dealt in a quick and simple to appreciate demeanour. a number of radiographic and laboratory abnormalities are then associated with the medical good points with a view to motivate a soft and simple useful integration on the bedside and to aid working towards pulmonologists, dermatologists and different clinicians who require a accomplished visible encyclopedia of sarcoidosis photos.

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This patient had a history of dyspnea and cough for six months before the diagnosis of sarcoidosis was established. The response to corticosteroids and methotrexate in this patient was poor. 30 CT scans of bullous formation of stage IV. The chest X-ray shows the same irreversible fibrotic lesions. The patient died of cor pulmonale at 55 years of age. 31 A 62-year-old female patient with lung fibrosis resulting from chronic sarcoidosis. Chest X-ray shows the radiographic finding at the beginning of 2002.

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