ID 110766
Author
Hanibuchi, Masaki Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Therapeutics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School KAKEN Search Researchers
Matsumori, Yuka Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Therapeutics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
Nishioka, Yasuhiko Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Therapeutics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Sone, Saburo Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Therapeutics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
sarcoidosis
gingival cancer
chest high resolution CT
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A 51-year-oldmanwith a history of gingival cancer two years previously was referred to our hospital for further examination of chest abnormal shadow. Bilateral hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy, diffuse small nodular opacities and pleural nodules were observed in chest high resolution CT. Serum angiotensin converting enzyme and lysozyme were elevated. Transbronchial lung biopsy specimens demonstrated non-caseous granuloma. CD4-positive lymphocytes were increased in broncho-alveolar lavage (CD4/CD8 ratio 5.47). The patient was diagnosed as having sarcoidosis. Radiological findings were improved and serum angiotensin converting enzyme level was decreased to within the normal range by corticosteroid therapy (prednisolone 30 mg/day). This is the first report of sarcoidosis accompanying the gingival cancer.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
52
Issue
1-2
Start Page
118
End Page
121
Sort Key
118
Published Date
2005-02
EDB ID
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences