The prognosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis in Finland and Hokkaido, Japan. A comparative five-year study of biopsy-proven cases.

@article{Pietinalho2000ThePO,
  title={The prognosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis in Finland and Hokkaido, Japan. A comparative five-year study of biopsy-proven cases.},
  author={Anne Pietinalho and Mitsuhide Ohmichi and A B L{\"o}froos and Yohmei Hiraga and Olof Selroos},
  journal={Sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and diffuse lung diseases : official journal of WASOG},
  year={2000},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          158-66
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The frequency and clinical picture of sarcoidosis are different in Finland and Hokkaido, Japan. The aim of this study was to compare the normalisation rate of chest radiographic changes in patients with biopsy-proven sarcoidosis. METHOD The chest radiographs of 437 Finnish and 457 Japanese patients were used and, for the purpose of this study, double-checked in order to make sure that the interpretations were identical. On a yearly basis the radiographs were… CONTINUE READING

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