SESSION TITLE: Lung Pathology
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: A novel hypothesis proposes that serum amyloid A (SAA) within granulomas promotes sarcoidosis inflammation. Since presence of SAA in sarcoid granuloma and higher serum levels were found in patients requiring prolonged and multiple steroid treatments, the aim of our study was to test association between SAA and markers of inflammation and sarcoidosis extent in dependence of glucocorticoid treatment.