Pulmonary Sarcoidosis in Behçet's Disease Treated with Adalimumab

  • Marlene Louro Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra, Coimbra
  • Teresa Vaio Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra, Coimbra
  • Jorge Crespo Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra, Coimbra
  • Rui Santos Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra, Coimbra
  • Armando Carvalho Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra, Coimbra
Keywords: Adalimumab, pulmonary sarcoidosis, Behcet’s disease, Legionella pneumonia

Abstract

TNF-α antagonists are used to treat various rheumatic diseases including sarcoidosis. However, there have been increasing reports of sarcoidosis in relation to treatment using these drugs. The pathogenesis of this reaction remains unknown.
This is a report of a clinical case of sarcoidosis in Behçet's disease (DB) with mucocutaneous and intestinal involvement in treatment using adalimumab, with improvement after anti-TNF suspension and corticosteroid therapy.

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  • Published: 2017-05-26

    Issue: Vol 4 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Louro, M., Vaio, T., Crespo, J., Santos, R., & Carvalho, A. (2017). Pulmonary Sarcoidosis in Behçet’s Disease Treated with Adalimumab. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2017_000576