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Multiple venous thromboses in a young man with sarcoidosis: is there a relation between sarcoidosis and venous thrombosis?

Authors
  • Vahid, Bobbak
  • Wildemore, Bernadette
  • Marik, Paul E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Southern medical journal
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2006
Volume
99
Issue
9
Pages
998–999
Identifiers
PMID: 17004536
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe the case of a 33-year-old African-American male who presented with multiple deep venous thromboses of the upper and lower extremities. Hypercoagulable workup was unrevealing. A chest x-ray showed bilateral hilar lymph node enlargement. Mediastinoscopy with hilar lymph node biopsy was performed. Lymph node histopathologic examination showed noncaseating granulomas. Lymph node tissue culture and special stains were negative for mycobacterial or fungal infection. This is an unusual case of multiple deep venous thromboses and sarcoidosis. The subject of sarcoidosis and venous thrombosis is discussed.

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