Improvement of pulmonary sarcoidosis following sleeve gastrectomy

Natalie E. Hassell, Ewa Grzeszczak, Ryan C. Adams, Wonder P. Drake


Pulmonary sarcoidosis is unlikely to resolve if it persists for greater than five years. A growing body of literature supports the involvement of the microbiome in sarcoidosis and a role for sex hormones in pulmonary fibrosis. Additionally, obesity is a risk factor for the development of sarcoidosis. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for obesity and can lead to microbial and endocrine changes. Here, we report the clinical improvement of longstanding pulmonary sarcoidosis following sleeve gastrectomy.

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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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