Nicotine as potential treatment for sarcoidosis

medical doctor looking at x-ray picture of lungs in hospitalSarcoidosis is one of the systemic diseases and is characterized by the formation of small inflammatory lumps (granulomas). It’s radiological image is very similar to other diseases, so it is often mistaken for cancer, lymphoma, tuberculosis and fungal diseases. Read full text »

Potential infectious agents in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis

Year 2016 has brought new reports on a possible participation of infectious agents in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis. Chinese scientists have published in the ‘PLoS One’ journal the results of a meta-analysis suggesting a possible contribution of Mycobacteria in the development of the disease. On the other hand, an international team of experts have published in the ‘American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology’ the results of an experiment indicating a contribution of Propionibacterium acnes infection in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – unluckily we still don’t have the culprit

Nowadays, especially in industrial countries it is more common to hear about psychiatric disorders. There are more and more described neuro-psychatric diseases. An interesting disease is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), first described in 1956 in England, and in the year 1988 it was recognized as individual syndrome by Center for Disease Control (CDC). Read full text »

Xerostomia – how to cope with the problem?

Saliva is the natural environment of the mouth. Its presence is essential for the proper functioning of both hard and soft tissues. When we run out of saliva, normal activities such as eating or talking may become hard to bear. Read full text »