Sarcoidosis of the thyroid gland associated with hyperthyroidism: Review of the literature and report of two peculiar cases

Giampaolo Papi, F. Briganti, F. Artioli, A. Cavazza, C. Carapezzi, A. Roggeri, C. Baldoni, C. Carani, V. Chiarini, E. Roti

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Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by non-caseating granulomas that rarely involve the thyroid gland. Thyroid sarcoidosis has seldom been documented, and few cases have so far been described in association with hyperthyroidism. Here, we review the literature on this association, report two patients presenting with hyperthyroidism and histologically-proven sarcoidosis, and discuss related clinical, biochemical, pathological and genetic findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)834-839
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume29
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Graves' disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Thyroid
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Toxic nodular goitre

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology

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