Contemporaneous acute myeloid leukaemia and sarcoidosis. Report of three cases

Livio Pagano, Giuseppe Visani, Felicetto Ferrara, Annarita Cenacchi, Alessandro Bonini, Francesco Equitani, Leonello Fitso, Roberta Piscitelli, Gabriella Pagliari

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Three cases of contemporaneous acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and sarcoidosis are described. The possible pathogenic mechanisms concerning their concurrent appearance are discussed: if sarcoidosis impaired T-cell response, it could perhaps predispose the development of AML; alternatively, the development of sarcoidosis during AML may be due to a reaction linked to a diffuse release of tumour antigens with a subsequent formation of a non-caseating granulomata.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
JournalSarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998


  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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