Familial sarcoidosis: report of a mother and her son
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CitationAkyildiz, E., & Kobak, S. (2017). Familial sarcoidosis: Report of a mother and her son. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, 4(4), 284–287. https://doi.org/10.5152/eurjrheum.2017.17029
Sarcoidosis is a chronic, multisystemic inflammatory disease, characterized with noncaseating granulomas. The pathogenesis of the disease is not yet clear, however, the main hypothesis is impaired and inadequate immune response developing against different environmental triggers in genetically predisposed people. The role of genetic factors in the development of sarcoidosis is well known. Over many years, familial sarcoidosis cases have been reported in various studies. In this report, we present familial sarcoidosis cases in a mother and her son.