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Am J Case Rep. 2019 Nov 25;20:1745-1749. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.918346.

Venous Thromboembolism and Sarcoidosis: A Case Report.

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1
Department of Pulmonology, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, NY, USA.
2
Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, New York City, NY, USA.
3
Department of Clinical Research, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, NY, USA.

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?

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