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For the purpose of estimating the incidence rate and clinico-epidemiological characteristics of sarcoidosis in Catalonia (a country comprising the provinces of Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida and Girona, with a total population of 6 million people), we did a retrospective study of new cases diagnosed in the country's qualified hospitals during 1979 and the(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. The presence of mycobacterial nucleic acid components in patients with sarcoidosis has been demonstrated with varying degrees of success. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to estimate the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in tissues from sarcoidosis patients, in(More)
AIM To assess the familial aggregation in sarcoidosis in our environment. METHODS The medical centers of Catalonia (Spain) were approached to identify, retrospectively, patients diagnosed as sarcoidosis from 1986 to 1988. 245 sarcoidosis cases were recorded (annual incidence: 1.36/100,000 inhabitants). Finally, in 1990 a telephone questionnaire was(More)
We review the Spanish literature on sarcoidosis, and describe the most important epidemiological and clinical findings. Recent epidemiological data show a cumulative annual incidence rate of 1.36 per 100,000 inhabitants. The most relevant clinical aspects are the high incidence of Löfgren syndrome (48% of the cases), and the low percentage of cases(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder of unknown aetiology in which skin involvement is frequent. OBJECTIVE To review histological characteristics of biopsies of specific cutaneous lesions of sarcoidosis and their relationship with clinical course. PATIENTS AND METHODS Biopsies from 32 patients with specific cutaneous(More)
In a retrospective cooperative study carried out in three Barcelona hospitals, 425 patients in whom a diagnosis of sarcoidosis had been made during a 15-year period were evaluated. Several parameters were evaluated and compared with those from the longest series in the literature. Remarkable epidemiological and clinical features included the female(More)