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Case Reports in Rheumatology
Volume 2013, Article ID 684216, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/684216
Case Report

Coexistence of Sarcoidosis and Systemic Sclerosis

1Department of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Sifa University, Bornova, 35100 Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Sifa University, 35100 Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Sifa University, 35100 Izmir, Turkey
4Department of Ortopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Sifa University, 35100 Izmir, Turkey

Received 23 October 2013; Accepted 14 November 2013

Academic Editors: S. Hamoud, P. J. Nietert, and F. Schiavon

Copyright © 2013 Senol Kobak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease characterized by hilar lymphadenopathy, involvement of internal organs, and diverse skin lesions. Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease characterized by skin hardening and different internal organ fibrosis, including vascular abnormality. Immune response associated with Th-2 has been shown in the early and active stage of the disease. In this paper, we report coexistence of systemic sclerosis with sarcoidosis in a female patient presenting with granulomatous dermatitis, interstitial lung disease, and Raynaud’s phenomenon complaints.