Clinical Focus Series: Lesions of Sarcoidosis

Clinical Focus Series: Lesions of Sarcoidosis

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Sarcoidosis is a rare condition that causes small patches of red and swollen tissue, called granulomas, to develop in the organs of the body. It most often affects the lungs and skin. Typical symptoms include tender, red bumps on the skin, shortness of breath and a persistent cough. There is no cure for sarcoidosis, but the condition often improves without treatment within a few months or years. Sarcoidosis is estimated to affect about 1 in every 10, 000 people in the UK (NHS Choices). Part of the Clinical Focus Series, this book provides trainees with an overview of this complex condition. Beginning with an introduction and guidance on recognising pulmonary granulomas, the following chapters provide in depth coverage of numerous common lesions, describing their history, clinical features, differential diagnosis and treatment. Presented in an easy to read format, this useful reference includes clinical photographs, CT scans and X-rays, histological pictures and tables to enhance learning. Key points Provides practical overview of lesions of sarcoidosis Covers numerous common lesions, their history, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment Presented in easy to read format, with problem solving approach Includes clinical photographs, CT Scans, X-rays, histological pictures and tablesNowadays, even with the scientific progress of the 21st century, distinguishing between sarcoidosis and tuberculosis (TB) can be a challenge. If we avoid the classic definition of sarcoidosis and put emphasis on the main clinical manifestationsanbsp;...

Title:Clinical Focus Series: Lesions of Sarcoidosis
Author:Om P Sharma, Violeta Mihailovic-Vucinic
Publisher:JP Medical Ltd - 2014-02-28


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