Mzabi Anis, Thabet Maissa*, Zorgati Hend, Boufares Ahmed, Anoun Jihed, Ben Fredj Fatma, Rezgui Amel and Laouani Chedia
Department of Internal Medicine, Sahloul Hospital, Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia
*Corresponding Author: Thabet Maissa, Department of Internal Medicine, Sahloul Hospital, Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia.
Received: September 26, 2020; Published: February 08, 2021
During sarcoidosis, digestive involvement is rare and occurs mainly in a context of multisystemic condition. It can affect all segments of the digestive tract. We conducted 11 patients with digestive sarcoidosis (9 women and 2 men) of average age at diagnosis 44.16 years [26 - 75]. The revealing symptoms were mainly weight loss and abdominal pain in 8 cases respectively. Digestive involvement was isolated in 4 cases, revealing in 5 cases and associated with mediastino-pulmonary involvement (n = 2), ocular involvement (n = 2) and neurological involvement (n = 2). Hepatomegaly was found in 7 cases: splenomegaly in 4 cases. The multinodular aspect of hepatosplenomegaly was noted in 3 cases. Two patients had pancreatic involvement and one had gastric involvement. The angiotensin converting enzyme was measured in all of our patients and was increased in 7 patients with a mean of 98.72 IU/ml. The treatment included corticosteroid therapy in all cases; methotrexate in 1 case and 4 patients were on PPI.
Keywords: Digestive Tract Sarcoidosis; Sarcoidosis; Hepatomegaly; Splenomegaly
Citation: Thabet Maissa., et al. “Digestive Sarcoidosis: About 11 Cases". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.3 (2021): 13-15.
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