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Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2014, XX/3: 131-135

Title: Ocular sarcoidosis in a patient with chronic hepatitis C – a case report

Authors: Sokołowski R., Izdebska J., Płusa T., Szaflik J.

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04-03-2014

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Ocular sarcoidosis in a patient with chronic hepatitis C – a case report

Sokołowski R.1, Izdebska J.2, Płusa T.1, Szaflik J.2


1Military Medical Institute in Warsaw, Poland, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of National Defense, Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Allergology; 2Medical University of Warsaw, Poland, Chair and Department of Ophthalmology Faculty of Medicine; Public Clinical Hospital of Ophthalmology in Warsaw, Poland

Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2014; Vol. 20, No. 3, 131

Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of generalized unknown etiology, which usually manifests itself pulmonary lymphadenopathy and interstitial changes in the lungs. In 11–83% of cases may occupy the organ of vision. In addition, 0.1%–0.2% of patients with chronic HCV infection have been observed sarcoidal granulomas in various organs. A 74 year old woman treated surgically because of cataracts, trauma operated eyeball there was an adverse course of healing. In the removed eyeball the sarcoidal granulation tissue was found in the histopathological examination. Data from the interviews also showed that the patient was treated years ago due to hepatitis C. Because the disclosure of changes in the other eye on the type of inflammation-specific immunosuppressive therapy was implemented. After 6 months of follow-up and continuation of treatment satisfactory therapeutic effect was obtained, which decided to continue the treatment.

Key words: ocular sarcoidosis, hepatitis, interferon, ribavirin