SESSION TITLE: Sarcoidosis
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
PURPOSE: Previous studies have demonstrated a relation between fungal exposure at home and the risk of sarcoidosis. Β-glucan, a cell wall agent in fungi, was present in BALF of patients with sarcoidosis and at higher levels, there was a suppression of iNKT-cells and IL-10 and a relation to the severity of granuloma infiltration. The present study was undertaken prospectively to investigate the presence of β-glucan in lymph nodes of patients with sarcoidosis. The amount was also measured in Kveim’s agent.